My boat, of course.
I had been holding out hope that I could squeeze in one more boat ride, but with the cold weather coming on, there just wasn’t enough time.
I must admit that I feel pretty smug that I got the goody out of it this fall. The warm fall weather afforded many a fun family ride and (per IRS regulations) a very conservative amount of deductible business expenses.
Have you ever taken a boat ride on Lake Martin on a Sunday afternoon in October? Pure solitude, almost guilty fun.
Thanks to John Christenberry, I can say that we at Lake Martin Voice Realty even scored an atypically late – October 28 – real estate showing by water. That is just one of the many records Christenberry has racked up in 2011. More on that later.
To Winter’s uneducated eye, this may appear to be a defeat.
My lovely Sea Ray Sundeck is now on the rack, full of antifreeze, seemingly powerless.
Au contraire, Emperor.
Like the Russian generals against Napoleon, I am merely baiting him to waste his resources for months, whilst I lie in wait at my dacha.
This is not over. I live to fight again and will strike at Winter soon, preparing in the meantime anchorages laid bare by his low water complacency.
If you haven’t winterized your boat, you had better do it now. Quit procrastinating. If you don’t have time, or, worse yet, don’t know what winterizing means, I recommend these Lake Martin boat mechanics:
If you are like me, and know better than to attempt your own winterization, call one of them. Tell them I sent you.