Thursday, July 21, 2005
Going, Going, Gone!!!
We bought the boat from Paula Ford and her husband Bill in Abilene in 1999. Bill was a pilot for UPS and Paula was the librarian at Mann Middle School where I was in my first year of coaching. Sharla learned to drive, dock, trailer and ski with that boat. My sister's two oldest boys both learned to ski on that boat. My parents at the age of 60 still skied on that boat. Brandon Young and I created an interesting tube ride with that boat.
Weekend trips with the Youngs before we had kids. Early morning trips with Lane Smith and Brian White. Sunday night quick trips after church with Lane Smith and Ryan Koch. Every time my family came out from California we lived on that boat.
We sold it to a great couple from Austin. They have young kids and will get a lot of use out of it. They were the 3rd group to look at the boat and could not understand why the others had turned it down. It is fun selling something to people who appreciate the work you have put into your boat.
So now it is gone. I no longer have a boat. I am without water transportation. If it flooded here we would be standing on top of the roof with life jackets on but no boat. I'm happy and sad. I really enjoyed the boat, but the babies are changing our life style. Blake loved to sit in the boat and drive around the lake, but with Anna here now it was just too much. That is the bottom line. In the future we will have another boat, but for now, we have one less toy in the driveway. By the way, does anyone want to buy a '74 Bronco?