it's a 26 foot Columbia MK II. bought it at an auction for $100. that's
not a typo. it was a mess inside - previous owner was the son of a racer
(who obviously loved his baby, meaning his boat). when daddy died, boy
turned it into a storage unit and dumpster. what a mess it was. an
electrical fire too, but confined to the shore power input. he finally
started skipping out on the slip fees, and it sat there in the harbor for 3
a weekend of hard labor and it was clean as a whistle. needs running
rigging, sails, an outboard and some electrical work. haul out too.
nothing a strapping young couple can't work out with enough research.
you worked on boats, didn'tcha, steve? any suggestions? we're brand new at
> From: Steve <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 12:25:46 -0400
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: firefly
> Me, too.
> I haven't bought a boat either, but I envy you your fun now, K! What kind of
> boat is it?
> e. you make a difference
> The most effective people accept that they cannot be a solution. Making a
> difference is what they concentrate on. It's like climbing up a ladder on a
> fire tower. If you look down at the whole world below instead of just
> climbing, it fells you. If you look at your hands, moving steadily, without
> taking in the whole impossibility of height, just there, your immediate
> relation to what is in front of you, your tendency is upward. As you tend
> upward, people follow. There is no solution. But you do have hands and they
> are free to move one rung every moment.
> I know that this sounds like abstract words in relation to real people, in
> trouble, you know, you've met, you love, right now, who are not abstract.
> Philosophy instead of something real.
> But depression is a philosophy. Disguised as sorrow.
> Real sorrow is just a feeling. Not an expectation or a conclusion of
> You helped people. Them, us, you. That's something real. That's movement
> upwards. We get that hope from you when we see you climb.
> You need to be told what you look like to others. What we see in you.
> Because you don't realize how effective you are. Moment by moment.
>> me too, not bought boat but checking in.
>> am kinda depressed, actually
>> still having trouble with allthathappened in romania.
>> you know, the what-to-do, what-to-do kinda depression.
>> hope i get over it a bit, soon.
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