Today I'm cleaning house. I'm so thankful for the rain that we've had that I'm not even going to complain about the mud and dirt inside the house. Today I'm happily cleaning floors (do you really believe that?) It may not be 100% true but that's my mantra for today. Happy Happy Happy!!!!
Tis' the time of year we take all of our toys out of the water and do maintenance on them. Earlier in the week we took the seadoo's out of the water and trailered them. They need some SERIOUS cleaning, and also some service- new spark plugs, etc..
We (and by "we" I mean my husband) tries to do as much as he can to take care of our water craft. But some stuff is just not for the average boat owner. The big boat is due for service on the outdrives and that requires taking the boat out of the water. We do not own a trailer for this boat. The place that sold us the boat does that for us. They have very large trailers and semi trucks to haul boats much bigger than ours out of the lake. But "we" decided that while the boat was going to be out of the lake "we" needed to take this rare opportunity to wax it. And wouldn't you know it decides to rain during this short window of time the boat is out??? Of course it does! We were going to go early Saturday morning and knock this chore out but it ended up taking 2 days to get it done thanks to the rain and drizzle. Because the boat was on the south end of the lake we had to ride around with all of our supplies. (It was about an hour drive)
So we had a ladder, buffer, cord, and generator to run the buffer. towels, rags, etc.. Ice chest! Can't forget that.
We got about 1/2 of one side done when the heavy drizzle started back up and we had to stop and call it a day. About that time the owner and manager of the yacht club who owns this property drove up. I guess a neighbor or passerby saw some suspicious looking people on their lot. They stopped just to see who we were. I asked him if he thought we were some random thieves who break in and wax boats and they said that we were welcome to break in and wax boats any time we wanted.
So for all of you who want to live on the lake consider the amount of work that goes into it. It is a LOT of work. It's true we could have paid someone to wax our boat for us. The last time we did that we paid $600. And we had to have them come BACK three different times because they skipped parts of the boat and didn't do a good job.
But I did have a great day working with my husband, doing chores, and taking care of our boat. It's been a good boat and has really taken good care of us. It's been dependable during some scary situations- storms, tornado, huge waves, high traffic. A lot of friends can attest to that. Now that the wax job is done (and I can't lift my arms over my head) it feels nice to know we're taking care of things.
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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