For some odd reason, I have had a week of little jobs around the house that seem to take all day. Like fixing a hose to the dock. Took an entire day! One F’n water line break. Even dropped a new 35$ tool in the water and well. Ugh, Dropped a new Dewalt Drill in the water as well. Going to the hardware store is like wondering into Chernobyl, and well. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Yes, Mental Health is a real thing. By 3PM I am a bitter old man.
But I found a new treatment. Go work on your boat. Yup. As odd as this may seem, since our boats seem to always need some sort of attention. They are rather simple, and fixable.
I went out to the boathouse, hopped into Stinky and contorted myself into the bilge area under the dash. For the record thats my exercise for the week. Good god. 62 year old fat man twisted and turned under a 16 ft boat dash!
Anyway, I had a loose throttle, and after the Lake Huron story, decided. I need to get under there and fix that. So, thank goodness I did. All the bolts holding the steering box were loose. and I figured out how to adjust my throttle. And used muscles, now Covid flab, that I forgot I had. 1 hr later, I was out on the water, “testing” ahhhhhhhhh, I accomplished something, I learned something, and got a boat ride reward. I highly recommend this. It’s mental health. It’s essential, and your family will thank you. Be safe, and get out there, and “Test” yourself, and your boat.