Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Boys have a new hobby.


This is now parked in our driveway. It's name used to be the "Striper", but soon it's going to be newly christened "The Broken Drum." (Because you can't beat it. hehehe)

I'm not really sure who owns it. Frankie's friend's dad offered it to us, for free. The guy got it for free, and hasn't done anything with it. He just wanted to get it out of his yard. Thor and his BFF Jim have talked about getting a boat for AGES. So... free was a pretty good price, right? I have a feeling free is gonna cost us SOMETHING. But I'm happy they decided to go for it.

The plan right now is to fix up the interior a bit -- supposedly the engine works fine, it turned over when they tried to start it. The hull is supposedly pretty sturdy, but the wood floor is rotted out and needs to be replaced, and I think they need to build seats or whatever. Then, supposedly, Jim will come tow it out of our yard and bring it down to his place. We don't even have a trailer hitch to move it.

Jim lives down the shore and is technically retired, so he'll be able to take it out more frequently. Thor doesn't have as much time. But then Thor and Nick can drive down to Jim's house and they can all go out on the boat and play with their new toy. Nick and James are especially excited.

I, personally, won't be caught on a boat for more than a few moments. I'm really happy anyway, because it sounds to me like a great new hobby. And just think, once in a while I'll have the house to myself for the weekend... :D
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Anonymous said...

So you can come and visit your Momma and Daddy and go out in our canoe!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with the boat. Looks really nice.


Anonymous said...

I like the boat!!! And the name is perfect!! So when the boys go out on it come up here!!!

Preeti Shenoy said...

Wow! Your very own boat!
Sounds like win-win for the boys and yourself!

Seraphine said...

you know what they say... a boat is a hole in the water into which you pur money.
it's funny. i was just reading about all of the abandoned boats in america. owners file away all serial numbers and other identification, and ditch their boats so they don't have to pay marina fees and upkeep.
but hey... your kids will have fun with their new boat! and if they do the repairs themselves, that's half the fun.

Sue said...

Mom and Bunny -- I had already thought about being able to come up there. Not that anyone ever stopped me before, but if they are gone, it's so much easier for me to go. Skip the canoe, though, unless you come too, Mom.

Preeti -- They are so excited! Especially Nick. He's going to be the one who really loves it the most, I think.

Sera -- I did think about that saying about the hole in the water :D but I'm hoping it's something that keeps them busy, and it's more active than playing video games every day!!!

Beth said...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water......dun dun dunnn

jozien said...

Wow! sometimes luck, just comes sailing through. Have fun!

GEM said...

I was wondering about your new lawn ornament! Hope the boys have fun!