Boy howdy, life is good.
I’ve wanted one of these babies ever since I saw them at a boat show, like, four years ago.
It’s the new Hobie Adventure Island trimaran. It’s lightweight. It’s way cool and way expensive which is why I wouldn’t buy one. Four grand for a toy was not passing Miss Carol’s fun test.
So I started saving, putting away a little money here and little money there, thinking that if I bought one from saved funds it’d be different from just going out and buying one.
I was close three times. The first time I had $3500 saved and Miss Carol wanted the hot tub. Then I had $2500 and we needed it for bills. Then I had about $800 and had just about given up for this year when I did some work for an older, retired couple and noticed they had one under their house.
I asked them how they liked it and they told me they’d sell it to me for $1500. I asked if they’d accept $1100 and I’d do their work for free and they said yes and now I got me one.
Hobie calls it a sailing kayak but I call it a ton of fun and I think I’m gonna call her Skeeter.
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me.
(And no, I STILL have not figured out what the song is running through my brain- it’s making me mental)