My wife was always saying that she wished I would talk to her and buy gifts for her like I do for my boat. So I told her she needed a good bottom cleaning and I bought her a case of oil filters.
Sailing alone ain't so bad.
Yes, I was recently telling her she would be in the water soon, and my brother was standing behind me, I didn't have any ether, so I had to hit him. I hope he still lets me store my boat in his yard again next winter.
I always talk to my "other woman" Asking her for patience when I don't have time for needed improvements, thanks for waiting when I do get them done, thanks for a good sail and bringing us home safely. My "Glass Slipper" does have a soul, more forgiving than a lot of people I've known....