Some time ago I told you of my small-city-guy neighbour’s houseboat project. Well, it is underway again. Last weekend he came out and all hell broke loose, lumber flyin’ around and getting erected. Makin’ off-cuts. Saws whining, hammers hammering. Whoosh! Bang! Typically, this guy works hard and fast and, once he gets going, he is a machine. Things get done. Makes me tired just watchin’. I half expect him to be finished by the time I’ve written this.
Pictures will follow.
The other ‘Big-city-guy’ came up this week. He works hard, too, but he brings rain. Unbelievable. If he goes to town, it rains. If he comes up, it rains. The guy is a regular Joe Btfsplk. It’s a curse. But, I confess, it amuses me. In August, in the middle of a ten-day streak of sunshine, he announces he is going to town for supplies. And I watch the storm clouds gather. By the time he has shopped and returned, the rain lets up. This is true well in excess of 80% of the time. He is a true rain-maker. We could rent him out to California.
But it is nice to see him up here. He loves it.
First W’fer of the year wrote looking for a place to volunteer. We’ll likely take her in for the wood-cutting week. Makes things go easier if we can get a labour-chain going. Plus I like having a young person to boss around. Makes me feel good, ya know?
So Spring is almost here. All the signs are showing. It’s all good.