A pale haze has set upon our boat yard from the west. It isn’t cold but it isn’t hot either. The year has started off with a buzz of activity and change which when you think about it, seems to be the description of most years. We are endeavoring to do the good work which in turn gives us satisfaction from jobs well done. We love what we do and the envelope of freedom we have created for ourselves to live a life on the waterfront, messing about with boats, serving our customers.
Today, like any other day, the certainty of bills arriving early is about as great as receivables arriving late. This is the way it goes but the real trick is to make the most of it when you can because riding the ups, downs, highs and lows should be done with style.
Better to lean into life and fall back when you must than to hold back, waiting for things that may never unfold. Reciting a favorite quote from “The Eiger Sanction” when the climbers are facing certain death out on the North Face of The Eiger discussing their options, a climber suggests,” we may make it,” and his partner adds,” I don’t think so, but we will continue with style.” And so we persevere, with style and grace.
And by the way, the weather down in the harbor is beautiful. The Channel Islands along with all of their swimming and flying inhabitants are calling out,” come visit us, and see just how much style we have too.” Let’s go sailing!