Originally Posted by mrohr
So we'll go no more a-roving
so late into the night
though the heart be still as loving
and the moon be still as bright.
A rovin', a rovin',
Since rovin's been my ru-i-in,
I'll go no more a roving,
With you fair maid!
The Maid of Amsterdam
Ah Fair Lassie ... always in my thoughts.
Thanks Ann. I know you're correct in general, and as a life strategy, and all that but I'm crabby and prefer to be alone. Had the new boat
8 weeks or so now. Changed marinas
once to get away from well-wishing time-wasters, and trying to hang at this one for another week but it's hard as I am so popular! I have no idea why. I am NOT that pleasant to be around. I wonder how boring and desperate one's life has to be to be willing to yammer on and on while I work
and oblige them with the occasional "yeah, me too".
Several jobs have been on the edge of my skill range so I hired them out. Had to redo or futz with each job. I'm slow, and I procrastinate, and I drinks a bit too but while I'm not as good at things as the $70/hr pros in the boat
yards, I have realized I'm better than the $25/hr guys I know. I've fired two so far. The guy that pays, says.
One guy started bitching about having to drive so far to my boat
. It is a 22 mi (34k) RT for him. I figure maybe $5 bucks in gas. He was averaging $150 a day from me plus beers (MANY), and wanted travel time. Ah ... no.
Actually, I want to fire 3. I forgot about the canvas
gal who has a day job as a canvas
gal. She did a nice job on bimini
and sailcover, then fell apart on an awning and curtains. Now she won't answer my calls. I guess that means she fired me but she still owes me for a $30 math error in billing, two curtains, a $100 spool of super thread and a bimini
cover. I passed on a dodger
for $1000 on my existing frame. Nickel says I can build it myself. I am a member
of the sewing group, after all.
Nope, you'd have to pry my mouth open with a winch
handle to get me to ask for help. BUT I FEEL A LITTLE BETTER NOW!