3253Hrs – Working For It
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
― Richard Bach
That quote could have been written for this project, all of us have dreams. all of us have the power to make them come true, not all of us are prepared to do the work that’s needed.
I think I’ve long since proven to myself that I’m prepared to work for mine, but that doesn’t mean it gets any easier. I’ve noticed these past weeks that I’m getting tired quicker, that my patience is less, that I want this boatbuilding to be over.
It’s probably got something to do with the onset of Winter, I know all to well what that means and the near freezing temperatures this morning reinforced the memory.
Subconsciously I am still beating myself over my missed launch date earlier in the year and I keep thinking that if I’d worked harder I could have been finished by now, ‘Gleda’ could have been wintering in the lagoon at Culatra.
But it is as it is, I can’t yet say that the end is in sight but I feel it’s close, like the first signs of land over the horizon after a long ocean passage.
So I’ll keep working for my dream, job by job, day by day, week by week, and I’ll get there, I must.
Today I’ve glassed one side of the rudders, made and fitted the supports for the side-deck locker lids, and drilled some drain holes in the side-deck locker bottoms and finger holes in the locker lids.
Tomorrow I’ll be glassing the other side of the rudders and the tops of the side-decks….. if my epoxy doesn’t run out.