UnDomestic

Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Look out Gilligan!

We have a new addition to our family.

No, not a child.

Not a dog.

But rather, a boat. Kind of an old boat. Let's call it...vintage!

My husband and I have acquired my father in law's former cabin cruiser. We're renting a boat slip on a river that's only 6 miles away. It's a perfect location for us actually.

Now the boat...well, it's less than perfect. But I'm trying to embrace it. I think of it like I used to think of my first car...my 84 Jetta (which might be newer than the boat). It had a lot of issues. It made a lot of odd noises. It didn't always work. But I loved it. It had character.

This boat, with its 80s textured uphostery, brown formica paneling, and worn and torn vinyl seating, well, let's just say it has a lot of personality.

Despite the pristine vessels that surround our humble ship, I'm quite excited about our new vehicle.

Although.....I am hoping that when we're out on the river....we're not embarking on any "three hour tours!"

Pictures of "Ugly Betty" to follow tomorrow.

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3 Comments:

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and lets hope you don't break down 3 times when you are out there trying to fish....you might not have anyone to start you up again!

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

HA! Ugly Betty! LOVE IT!! :) Let us know when you learn to maneuver your new craft...I feel a mom's night out coming! :)

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Caro said...

It sounds fun to me.

I think you should paint its name on the bow.

 

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