And thanx to Ken, ATW, for his comments on the boat and my natty attire. He must not be the one on vacation.
I was raised around boats you either rowed or motored and you fished out of them on lakes where the loon cries pierced the night and the mayflies hatched. Sailing (and golf) were the pass times of the wealthy. "Cheap" was not in the lexicon for sailboats. A lot has changed and you can get boats cheap...............except catamarans over 30'. So, dumb as you are, you decide to build one quickly and on the cheap. As always, you trade money for time. As always, you're never sure it was the correct decision. Anyway, you're into it, ploughing through years of your life and money. Where "cheap" left your lexicon years ago and "time' has trebled. There is nothing to do but press on with the wood chipper close by. Now we are shopping for blocks, Blocks are wheelie things that you stick rope into. Cheap is not even a concept allowed in this area.
Budge and tribe are disappearing for a while, kidlets with gramma, and the Budges on a short trip to a place that ends in "ia". Somolia? Pennsylvania? Something like that. So I am solo for a bit.
Yes I know that Louie and Louie are not the Trashmen, they are the Kingsmen. A bit of literary license.