Thanks for reminding us why we're on this list. Gawd, I was actually
thinking about buying some shapely piece of congealed snot instead of
building a Micro! Okay, it just lasted a minute, but....
Btw, I did find a robin today, and I'm just 250 km. south of you, in
the so-called "land-o-plenty". Unfortunately, the bird was frozen to
Wondering when all this snow will finally melt, high above the banks
of the West Branch of the Delaware....
--- In bolger@y..., ellengaest@b... wrote:
> Please capture the next robin you see,give it a stern talking
> and send his sorry a*s up to Montréal!We are just about at wits end
> with winter and to hear the happy horny warble of a robin or two
> sure get the sap running..........
> The quick fix which the used boat market appears to
> offer,especially in the land-o-plenty just south of me,is just
> that.With it comes no real pride of ownership resulting from ones
> efforts in the creativity/skills department.Perhaps the only
> singular act involved is when one signs his John Henry at the
> of a $1000.00 check!After that,it is all down hill as one becomes
> awash in a sea of look-a-like production boats that have little to
> distinguish themselves from the next other then fading hull
> colours.However,the exhilarating high that accompanies the
> owner/builder on launching day is but the dénouement heureux in a
> series of beautiful creative moments spent on the learning curve of
> SELF.To be sure,the weeks,months and sometimes years that follow
> launch are absolutely pregnant with new discoveries,adventures and
> pleasures,not to mention schemes for perhaps another craft!With any
> sort of luck along the way,we may also re-discover in ourselves,a
> keener sense of quality and an appreciation for objects that no
> machine can copy and a respect for things not so easily disposable.
> On the other hand,perhaps life has just about sucked the
> right out of some of us and re-defined it in a pre-packaged,handy
> cheaply manufactured thing.Who knows?!
> Sorry to hear about your keel tribulations!I usually stop the
> hammer swings after the first unholy meeting of flesh and
> steel.Must be something in the Bostonian water supply that allowed
> to make it all the way to at least 5 hits.OUCH!! May I recommend a
> robust and earthy red Bordeaux as an alternative to the faucet? :-)
> Peter Lenihan,ornithologically challenged but not for much
> the shores of the blasted St.Lawrence.............