My heart goes out to him because I know what it's like to want to be understood and appreciated by people with the same interests and aptitudes. I really am trying to be interested in his boring posts about boat stripping. I want to be, but I can't seem to get past all the boat nudity.
For what it's worth boat guy, kudos for persisting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will soon be connected to others who share your passion. And I personally am going to submit your name to my stake president to speak at our next stake conference because if we're going to fall asleep learning about important spiritual processes, I'd prefer to be listening to you.
And I'm going to write your name in for President too.
Two things the boat guy said recently that struck me tenderly. First he told Lisa that he was going to vote for her story for sure because hers was the best. That choked me up. What a sweet thing to say to your own offspring. He must have been listening to John Mayer when he said that.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were more old boat guys in the world (for us and for him, because it must be lonely being the only guy around who cares about restoring boats).
The other thing he said was that when an old boat sits in the water for long periods of time the wood becomes rotten. There are so many nooks and crannies on a wooden boat that water gets trapped inside the hull and eats away at the wood. What the boat guy does is restore the hull to make it waterproof. I was thinking how great it would be if we could all get our hull's waterproofed! He is so kind to his boat. He only disassembles a few pieces at a time so the old pieces keep the boat in it's proper shape while he works his magic with the new pieces.
Anyway, that's all I have to say about the old boat guy for now. If you're going to go read his posts, please bring some tissue because they are reallllly boring.
P.S. OBG, Even though I'm not interested in the boats, I appreciate the metaphors and I don't think the boats are embarrassed by their nakedness. I think they're just happy they're getting a second chance to sail.