gone boatin

so here's the thing... we own a boat. our lovely boat often decides to break. whether it is the actual boat itself or the trailer we seem to have quite unfortunate incidents with this lovely boat. like the time we were on our way to lake powell and the trailer decides to start smoking or the time we put the boat in the water only to find that water was spurting in places where water should not spurt or the time that the boys took it out for a joy ride and it got between about 3 or 4 rpms and then croaked.

anyway, you get the point.

boat + trailer =bad luck

we haven't had a fabulous summer of boating fun for about 2 years. after this last round of repairs (which included replacing just about everything in the boat, returning it to the repair place 3 times... yes 3, and sinking a couple thousand dollars into the lovely boat) we finally have a working boat. friday we took the boat out for some fun.

i wakeboarded.
i haven't wakeboarded in 2 years.
i forgot how to wakeboard.
christian and caroline helped to remind me how.
i got up a few times.
i remembered that wakeboarding is fun.
i fell down really really hard on my rear.
i caught an edge and landed on my head.
i landed really hard, but i didn't cry because i was being hardcore.
i decided that i had had enough wakeboarding for the day.
i have very sore arms, shoulders, and quads.
i think i will wakeboard again this summer.
maybe i can become a good wakeboarder.

this evening we are heading to the lake for a couple days.
christian left an hour or two before us with some buddies and the boat.
christian called my dad about 30 minutes after his departure to report that the trailer was indeed smoking.
dad and mom went to get the boat, bring it back, and then mom and i will leave for the lake.
dad has again threatened to sell the boat.
oh, did i mention that we have had the trailer completely redone quite a few times... it shouldn't be breaking.


Candace said...

hahaha! Of course nothing works when you need it to. You should know I'm so proud of you for wakeboaring. You're really turning over a new leaf. Congrats! And good luck getting things working again.

The Strongs said...

I can't believe how tough you are to wakeboard! I don't know if I could do that. And after reading about your experience I don't know if I even want to.

Greg and London said...

The boat breaking sure isn't fun. But, just remember...as your dad says, "learn not to burn." Love ya Becca!

GQ said...

wow sounds like the trouble I've had with my trailer. Every time I go on a long trip some where, I'm either getting a flat tire or something loosens up and flies off. I think i would of already threaten to sell the boat if i had all that trouble.