Things That Bring Me Joy

I’ve been working on the boat for the last two days, discovering the pleasure of using a palm sander rather than sanding by hand (yes, I should have discovered this years ago, but who knew that it would make SUCH a HUGE difference??). I’ve been washing KJ from top to bottom now that the car bridge is gone and the Daily Battle Against Grime is eased. Just a quiet afternoon.

And then it happened…Two tugs went up the river, tied off to each other.

And then a little while later…they came back. Hauling a really big barge.

And I got so excited, you’d have thought I’d never seen a boat on the water before. Or that maybe I rode the short bus in school. A buddy of mine observed over the phone that I was a tremendous dork. But conceded that it was an integral part of my charm.

I figure you gotta get excited about the Little Stuff, because there just isn’t enough Big Stuff to make every single day exciting. Did I mention that the tug driver and I waved to each other? That was *so* cool…

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  1. will
    November 8, 2007 at 1:10 pm #

    seeing boat traffic . . . cheap thrills, but they’re the best thrills. i’ve been there. bravo!

  2. bowiechick
    November 7, 2007 at 3:16 pm #

    oh I love you guys!

  3. rob
    November 7, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    What a river house you could build on that barge Tana! I think I could get excited about that :o)) great looking little tugs! the last tug I had anything to do with was third hand and consisted of taking the camshaft out of one of the engines, it was 18 feet long and about 1.5 feet in diameter it was landed at Gibraltar having travelled fron south Africa through suez whilst the camshaft was being taken out.

  4. bowiechick
    November 6, 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    Thank the power that be (and less stress on your body parts) for power tools. Take it from Wounded Shoulder here…repetitive strain not good. And yes, your friend is right, you are a dork.rojavascript:void(0)Publish Your Commenttflol, Tana