This is what my friend Kiyuna san told me this morning. How true.
We were going through the parts list for the overhaul of the engine. He is a lot of fun and seems determined not to waste money by buying new parts when the existing ones can be restored.
Anyway, I am going to the States on Sunday after the Graduation. I will be away for a month. Kiyuna san says no problem, give me some money for parts and the engine probably fixed when you get back. I sign over my life savings.
I have also finished cleaning and generally sprucing up the tank.
I find a tin of lamp oil made from boiled down blubber. I cannot wait to see if my lamps work.
I can now dream of long evenings at anchor in tropical bays, the cabin aglow with gentle oil lamp light, drinking cold beer to the serenade of fruit bat howls.
You know how it is.