Did ya know….
A long long (long long) time ago there was an archery competition where people came from afar to watch and to participate. The first competitor/archer set a young boy with an apple on his head at a distance of 50 meters. Pulls back on his bow, takes aim and “bam!” shoots the apple off the kids head. The crowd goes wild and the archer presents himself and says “I am Robin Hood!”
The next dude comes around, sets the boy and apple at 100 meters, pulls, aims, “Bam!” and shoots the apple off the kids head. The crowd is ecstatic and the archer presents himself, “I am Legolas!”
Third dude comes around. Same deal but sets the kid and apple at 500 meters! Pulls back on his bow and takes aim while the crowd holds their breath. He lets the arrow fly and BAM!… hits the kid between the eyes!! and the apple roles down the hill. He approaches the crowd in shock and says…I’m Sorry!”
And so am I. Even more now after writing that stupid story. What I AM sorry about is not writing anything for, pffff, 2 months(?)…since that Medicane. Which is darn right rude of me. So… I am sorry. (good thing I havent’ set up a Patreon…you’d be asking for your money back!)
Zoot Allures weathered the storm just fine with just some stuff scattered around in the cabin. I managed to get a few swims in and hauled out mid October. Various things have been going on so there has been very little “Zoot Time”. Excuses? Of course getting slammed at work, went to a party and had 3 scotches more than the cops approved (do the math) which cost me 700euro and 3months of my license, and Mom is aging and was in and out of the hospital. My, time fly’s when you’re having fun.
So ol’ Zoot is resting and drying. It’s takes 4 to 5 hours round trip with public transportation to visit when I get a chance. But the CLC Pram is just about done!
I eventually used some cheep varnish and not the Epiphanes. It’s an experiment. So she’s done. All that’s left is to glue some Styrofoam under the seats for buoyancy. Easy peasy……. NOT! Working with Styrofoam sucks!!. I glued some panels together with low expanding polyurethane, weighed them down, they slid apart, yada yada yada, then tried to saw them to shape but went with spatula heated over a butane burner… and that really stinks! Anyway, the basic shaping is done and have glued them to the bottom of the seats. All that’s left is some last shaping, epoxy coating, paint and bada boom. When I get my license back, we shall launch!
So that’s pretty much how this year is wrapping up. I’m down at the farmhouse with Mom, Sis, the nephew and his squeeze. And naturally dumb dog Panos who is concerned about the Xmas turkey. (how did he know it wouldn’t work out well. He’s deaf so I guess he knows more that we do)
So, here’s wishing you all a happy new year…there’s always room for improvement!
Stay tuned, and well, and kisses…