Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I really, really need to buy a house. There's no workshop here at the Ant Farm (I live in a townhouse-style complex. Blech!), and there's no room at the 'rents house anymore, where once upon a time I had a 2-car garage that was my personal boat shed. There's a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 sitting smack in the middle there now. Grrr.

Anyhow, I've been thinking about building another one of these little beauties:

I used to build boats when I was bored.

I'm bored now. Ergo, I would like to build a boat.

Not the most straightforward justification for spending a couple hundred g's, but there you go. I need a garage for a couple of weekends, so I ought to think about buying a house.

PS. Anyone want to commission a new boat for themselves? One of these rowboats for $999, finished in varnish or the color of your choice. Weighs out at 135lbs at 9-foot 9 inches- fits nicely in the back of a pickup.


will said...

leaving in nyc i have the same sentiments. i get in trouble whenever i use the power sander in the living room. imagine that! good luck finding a place with a wood shop.

will said...

eeerrr.. make that "living in nyc ..."

Eric O. said...

That's hilarious...I was just talking to Heather about your past boat building. I always regretted that our schedules didn't line up so I could help you.

As part of my inner dialogue I actually considered the possibility of commissioning you to build me a boat. As you know, I've always wanted one but am freakin' poor because I blow my money on vacations.

With that said, let's talk about the possibility next time your home. I don't have a garage but I have the hankering for a boat. Something to tool around in and cause trouble.