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Dick posted 03-24-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dick   Send Email to Dick  
Actualy after 35+ years in it I wouldn't know what else to do. It's just that after taking the winter off (no boating) and spring approaching it's time to go back to work. Sure would be nice to have a job through the winter and have the summers off.
Guess we all wish for things that just aren't out there.
It's kind of frustrating though to know your boat is parked safely in the driveway and you are helping a customer get on the water, where you should be.
At least, hopefully, I am helping someone have fun.
Gotta put food on the table as well.
whalerron posted 03-24-2002 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

It could be worse. You could be like most of us and have a full time job all year long. We barely ever get a chance to use the boat because it seems like we are always working!

Russ posted 03-24-2002 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     

You're appreciated in Clallam Bay, y'know.


tabasco posted 03-25-2002 07:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
ONE WORD...............teacher...................they have summers off.
Dick posted 03-25-2002 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Good to hear from you. Hope to drag the Montauk over there for a little fishing this year. See you then.


Salmon Tub posted 03-25-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Take up Duck Hunting. It is the perfect winter pass-time.
mudpuppy posted 03-25-2002 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for mudpuppy  Send Email to mudpuppy     
Easy there Salmon Tub. Don't be giving up the secret now, or there will be even more whackos out there at 4 am in the dark on cold wet windy muddy mornings screaming at their dogs and playing with guns, waiting for some fishy tasting bird fly out of the fog.
David Ratusnik posted 03-25-2002 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Yep I'm a teacher. Last time administration got upset when they couldn't reach me in July I told about the way it is.... "You can reach me- I monitor channel 16." Enjoy David
aubv posted 03-25-2002 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

We know how you feel. We used to fish and boat all summer and then we bought a Marina. Didn't "boat" and fished for snappers off the gas dock for 11 years. Since we sold the marina we now boat and fish a lot! That said we do miss the marina. My advice, hire good help and make it a point to take some days off. Come in late or leaving early occasionally. FWIW

Russ posted 03-25-2002 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Russ  Send Email to Russ     

Two words.........retired teacher........have Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter off!


Dick posted 03-25-2002 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Just had to vent a little now that the temps are getting up into the 50s, have been watching the MT sitting in the driveway for to long.
Wouldn't get out of this business if I could.
DaveS posted 03-25-2002 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
Ah, yes, the beautiful sound of little children running excitedly out the door the last week in June, not having to return until after Labor Day, it's a tough life but some one has got to do it, and who better than me! The pay might be bad but the perks make it worth while!

and, let us not forget our favorite kind of a day...a Snow Day!

Drisney posted 03-26-2002 01:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
They like us to work all summer long too Dick...when Calif starts burning, days off are scarce. I just bought two 13' long beautiful Mahogany planks for the 13' interior. I can't bring myself to cut them..... Dave I'll take pictures when I start

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