Friday, May 11, 2007

Four Winns Forlorn

Somewhere in the comments of this blog, despite my claims otherwise, David contended that there is no such thing as a "dumb boat."

Before we bought our wasteful watercraft, a friend offered a good measure as to whether or not we were prepared for boat ownership. The test goes as follows: Start by flushing twenty dollar bills down your toilet every night. Continue this game for one week. Spend the second week flushing hundred dollar bills down the toilet. At the end of the two week test, if you found such activities to be enjoyable, then you are an ideal candidate for boat ownership.

DH figured he'd pass that test with flying colors so he bought a big 'ol vessel.

In the past seven years, we have realized boat ownership is more expensive than flushing twenties and hundreds down the toilet, but is also a bit more fun.

However, with four restaurants, we are running thin on money to flush down the toilet as well as time to enjoy the process. So, alas, our boat is for sale.

I thought the day DH decided to sell the boat would be a happy one for me. But as I nostalgically rummage through pictures to post on our listing, I'm feeling twinges of sadness. Wistful for a dumb dinghy. Can you believe it?


  1. deb,

    My cousin's family bought a lake size boat 8 years ago. They would pull it on a trailer and park it in the yard. It wasn't big enough. Now, 3 boats later, they have an ocean going boat that has to be dry docked for the winter. Lots of extra work. Gosh!


  2. I just noticed your "who's who" list. Great idea!

  3. iChewy,
    Ocean going vessel. Would that be like a yacht? WOW! I'm impressed.

  4. Chewy-
    The list was all Bart's idea. He is brilliant.

  5. You're not really missing the boat, Deb-just the memories :)

  6. Eve,
    If only the memories could keep up with the receipts. Receipts this week alone - Labor and parts for summerizing said boat, replace broken marine antenna, replace broken glove box latch, register trailer, register boat, boat insurance, special wax for boat...

  7. Hi Debbie,

    You really are Captain Ahab in disguise. You are so pining for the boat.

    Nice work - again!


  8. David,

    When it actually sells, I think I'll get over it much faster than DH.


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