At least I dont live in Hessel.

What the hell freezing over? I get two says off and this happens? I decided to take a break from work and take the weekend off. Yes both Saturday AND Sunday. Back to work on Monday even though its a holiday. I haven’t had a boat ride in a month and was going to do some last gasping this weekend. But DANG! I mean its so cold I am thinking of a Lake Dora Countdown. BTW, thats 120 ish days.

Warm morning rides in Florida

So the good news is we are over the half way mark. Its all down hill and Sausage days … ugh.. So if one of you has left the fridge open, could you please CLOSE the dam thing. Today just put your hands over your screen so you can warm up!

Warm thoughts

Good news, you get to try out your wood stove

Warm summer night rides with the family

Morning light


A slow ride and lunch at the Palm Gardens. —then a fast run back to the bathroom

Rumble rumble


Stay warm America

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17 Responses to “Okay, Who Left The Refrigerator Door Open?”
  1. Rick

    First fire of the season last night and 27 outside now. Luckily have my coffee varnish cup handy to remind me of boating days.

    • John Gannon

      Up here in Northern Illinois, last gasp was a month ago and the boat has already been hibernating inside for three weeks. We had six inches of snow on Halloween. Winter came early this year.

  2. Tuobanur

    37 here in the Ville this morning, fixing to head out to a local car show, got to get my fix some how. 😉 Stay warm my friends

  3. Thomas Keyes

    For us Vintage Race Boat fans Lake Dora is less than 7 days away! Looking forward to getting down south and getting warm.

  4. Johnny V./John Vyverberg

    Seasons change………………the boats and cottage are winterized and the skis are being waxed. Of course there’s little things to do on the U-22 to get it ready for spring launch.

  5. RH In Indy

    Used to be a story about a little bat named Rufus who collected colors in his mind to get him through the long gray winter.
    Corny addition to today’s comments but a fun memory for me. Whatever it takes!

  6. Troy in ANE

    It sure is getting CHILLY out there.

    (Picture sent to me by my brother Rory. I think he borrowed it from some Classic Boating FB page.)

  7. Tparsons56

    It’s not so much the cold as it is the gray sky’s and the getting dark at 5 in the afternoon- not very invigorating. I have small jobs to do on the boats to keep motivated but I have bigger jobs to do on the house which is not nearly as satisfying.

    Thank goodness for college football and fireplaces!

  8. John Rothert

    Going to be in the 60’s and 70’s in ole Va this weekend….and wouldn’t you know it….. the ole girl is up in the boatyard getting a mistimed bottom paint job! Aghggg….

    John in Va.

  9. m-fine

    I am currently in Penn Yan shutting off the water and draining the pipes. The ground is still warm enough that dropping into the 20’s last night wasn’t a problem, but two days of 16 coming up? Eeeeek!

    How are the docks in Tavares?

  10. John Steinmetz

    Another Beautiful Fall Day Cruise on Lake Allatoona Ga 1967 ‘17 Chris Craft Custom Ski Sassy

  11. Alex

    Who lives in Hessel? I’m a liveaboard now. Chasing 80! (-ish!). But, I’ll be back.