Boat Building Et Cetera

I started to work on the Minimax today, a little 4’x8′ powerboat that’s basically just two pieces of plywood and a couple of bulkheads (download the plans). I think it’ll be a lot of fun, and it only weights about 70 pounds, so it’s easy to lift up on the roof of my truck for transport… Because Nefarious is going to be out of town this weekend (visiting her mother and her new boyfriend) as is Caitlin (also visiting her mother) for at least part of the weekend, I’ll try and finish it off so I can do the fiberglass work while no one else is around (and only I will be poisoned by fumes).


Luckily they will both be back in time for the fireworks. I think now that we have some good empty lots in this new neighborhood, it might be time to go pick up some real fireworks like the gold ol’ days. Speaking of good ol’ days, looks like my old monster truck will be back on the road soon!

We went to the park after school and played with a little girl whose mother is dying of cancer so her aunt was looking after her… Nefarious and her tried as many swing stunts as they could come up with, and rough-housed on the slides, and then dug up an ant-hill. This photo was taken during the kill frenzy.


We finished reading her latest book as well (part of the Magic Tree House series), which was good timing. I picked up two more books in the Oz series, so I guess that’ll be what we start on when she gets back.


  1. michelle wrote:

    Wow, Ms. Nefarious is GOOD at the fierce face. :)

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink
  2. we used to call those sea fleas. they’re supposed to be really fast but watch out for stray winds.

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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