Time passes quickly & things change. My wife is having her 3rd chemo-therapy session this Thursday. Tests have shown the cancer is reducing, and even so, surgery is likely in a few weeks.
I have changed my blog a bit, added some colour to it, as it seemed a bit drab and lacking in cheerfulness. It's probably me though, and the blog only reflected my own recent lack of cheerfulness...
For years, my wife and I have wanted to live on the water. Circumstances,children and the idea that we were young with plenty of time in front of us, meant that it just didn't happen. Our preference would be a dutch barge, but that's out of reach. So we have decided to build ourselves a boat ASAP. It's going to be a simple river boat, made in the Square Boat Fashion, out of marine ply, epoxy and very simple construction.
It's going to be a cross between George Buelher's River Walker and this sternwheeler.
And, as George Buelhers puts it, she can offer a lot of pleasure: ...as long as you don't get carried away and start
building her like she was some sort of classic racing yacht. She
ain't. She's a plywood box.
Indeed, she is a plywood box, I won't get carried away , I just want her built quickly!