Thursday, August 31, 2006
Like a boat out of water
This is me, blissfully unemployed and worry-free.
OK...that's a lie.
While I am trying to enjoy my vacation away from work, I can feel tiny worries creeping up on me. Such as, I have no money. I have no money to eat, no money for gas, and worst of all, no money for SHOPPING!!! And it's not even like I have a credit card to fall back on cuz that's maxed out. And the loan I applied for was turned down (somehow the bank thought that it wasn't a good idea to lend me a pittance of 3000, cuz, you know, I do have a house and a car but apparently they just want to know if you pay your bills on time...ahhh, screw that.)
Yesterday I went to Granville Island via the ferries (for the 2nd day in a row) to watch my dad's boat being lowered into the water. It was dry-docked so that the propellers, keel and and other bits would be in fine working form for its trip down to Mexico.
Which my dad might not take now. He's having second thoughts about the whole thing, ten days before he is set to set sail. I guess, like me, he too is feeling a bit like a fish out of water. He's got the experience to do it, but in his retired years, I think real fear is setting in. We should know shortly if he is going to go or not.
I think he should go. Not only because I think he might live to regret it (even if he does reschedule the trip for next year), but because I really wanted to go to Mexico for Xmas. Sailing around the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez...that's a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Luckily, life abounds with quite a few once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.