I’ve always said I would never start a blog.
It’s a waste of time. Why not live my life instead of write about it? was my motto. And now, here I am sitting in front of my computer screen while my kids bang in and out of our screen door on a hot July Saturday.
I changed my mind this morning when I saw Stan bent over his half-made kayak, surrounded by tools, dirty rags, bikes, piles of sawdust, butterfly nets and other paraphernalia crammed into our single car garage.
“I’d like to see this picture in a blog,” I told him as I snapped a photo, “with all the junk and chaos exposed.” I added after a minute,”I guess the finished product would be nice to see too.”
So that was the straw that broke my never-starting-a-blog back. I realized I wanted to record the mess of the garage but also the reward of a freshly painted boat. Of course, this blog isn’t really about boats at all, but the messes we get into and anything we are able to salvage from the process.