Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Stupid Boat

Let me start my saying that I truly love my husband and son. They are the light of my life. But.... sometimes they get started on a project that takes over their lives. They eat, sleep and breath it. This year that project was this Stupid Jet Boat. I have called it Stupid every since they pulled it out of my brother in laws shed and got started on it back in the winter.

Dear brother in law had the boat several years and then just stuck it under the shed and there it has sat as a home for mice, bees, leaves, mold, etc.. until my husband and son decided they wanted to restore it.

My idea of the perfect boat is a pontoon. Something that just cruises along slowly, has room for friends and family and a grill. Their idea of the perfect boat is something that clips along at break neck speed and can only hold two people. Enter the Stupid Boat!

After spending countless hours and more money than I even want to know about, the Stupid Boat was "finished" a couple of weeks ago. "Finished" is the relative word here as I keep hearing about other parts and pieces that they "need". Did I mention that his boat gets about 3 miles per gallon of gas?

Anyway here are the photos of the Stupid Boat out for it's maiden voyage.
I will admit they did a great job with the restoration and the boat is very pretty. I just say a little prayer every time they leave and breathe a sign of relief when they return.

And here is a bonus photo of a sunset, just because I thought it was pretty!



p.s. I just noticed when I was proofreading this that THEY DON'T HAVE LIFE JACKETS ON! grrrr! ( I'm sure they were in the boat, but still...)


Libby said...

Well, at least it was a good bonding project. Looks like they are very intent on their work.

p.s. I say get out there and admonish them soundly about those life jackets!

Mam said...

What a beautiful post! the stupid boat is gorgeous, though, isn't it.
They better get their life jackets on! Tell them for me: "Am I going to have to come over there?"
If they do flip it, with flotation devices on,they can float, even if they're injured. It is serious business. We are boat people, and know these things from long experience. Your blog is just looking so great!

Kelli said...

You know what they say....Boys will be boys!" LOL I love that beautiful sunset...they are so pretty in the summer. Hang in there!

Kindra said...

My husband wants a boat really bad! I'm sure he has dreams of working on something like that with his sons someday...

Primgal55 - Linda said...

OH MEN!! Somtimes they can be so - humm- I am trying to think of the right word that I can actually type here - how about ANNOYING??!!

I would feel the exact same way as you Linda so know you aren't alone and a pontoon is my idea of a boat too!

Anonymous said...

Your post made me chuckle :O) I doubt I will ever get the mind set of men-course I do believe my husband thinks the same about me:O)
I'm in total agreement about the pontoon-my inlaws have one and it is SO relaxing!!
Shayne Louree

sweetiepie said...

I can so relate to this post. My hubbie has 4 boats. I think only one of them works.

We used to have a pontoon and I loved it. Nice blog, by the way.

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