The first misconception people have about our ski boat is that it is free to run.
The second misconception is that we bought it for them. Their entertainment.
The third is that this boat is their way to a nice child free afternoon while we haul around everyone's kids, both on and behind the boat.
The fourth, I may have already mentioned but it's worthy of another shout out, is that it is free.
With gas prices sky rocketing like they are, I have been asking Leon to leave the boat at home while he goes to the lake. I think I remember saying something along the lines of this:
"If you can grow a spine and tell people NO when they ask to be entertained, well then by all means take it. If not, then don't."
To me, it's just that simple.
Our boat, with a good day's use, costs us around $150 plus oil, hauling, insurance, ETC, daily. This is not cheap. In fact, it makes me downright cranky to even think about it.
Leon would tell you that I'm cranky (although his word would be a LITTLE BIT HARSHER) anyway, so what's new?
And I think he's a bit of a shit, so we're even.
No worries. He was a shit when we met and I married him anyway, so, no, there's no trouble in paradise. We just are the way we are.
Sooooo, Leon took the boat today over to the place where we bought it and traded it in. He was sick of me wanting to leave the boat at home, because then, what's the point in having it?
I suggested a sea-doo.
That way, when we are expected to entertain the general population, it won't cost us as much.
I know. I'm a genius. (I feel like I say this a lot to you people. I'm really sorry about that. Once you start to believe it, let me know, and I'll lighten up a little bit.)
We now have a Sea-Doo, albeit a used and abused one, sitting in our garage.
This is where I cringe .... He also got a quad. Just one for now, but you know that's gonna change. I'm not quite as needy as my man is when it comes to toys, so mine will come later.
I'm totally cool with that.
So now I get to tell my mom about a wild and crazy new motorized water toy .... AND a new motorized land toy.
She is going to freak!
I probably shouldn't go into the injury and death stats that these machines are known for when I tell her, should I?
Oh, wait .... She reads my blog.
*** Oh, and a side note. I pre-posted this one, so by the time you read it we will have had it out to the lake. It. Doesn't. Work.
And it's goin' back for repairs and/or a different trade. Me. A girl. Going to do business in this crazy man's world of toys.
Wish me luck.
Wish me luck.
Anyway, here are some pictures from our weekend!
Leon & Asia