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Old 07-16-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Boat or corals??

I knew the day would come......

Kurt_Nelson tells me about this beautiful acan colony at a lfs.....the drooling begins. I'm thinking of how I can hide this coral from my unsuspecting husband....."no dear, I've had that one for several months now...." I find the foam cooler and position it by the car....thinking I can stuff it in the truck before he realizes what I'm doing.

Meanwhile my mind buzzes with excuses to go the lfs (solo of course). I finally come up with a plausible excuse to go......the phone rings....here I'm thinking here's my chance to dash....WRONG!!

It's our boat fixer-dude.....I make the mistake to turn and look at my husband....he's gotten very pale. I'm not sure if it's pity or the sadistic side of me that has to stay and watch.

The &(%^@# Boat Dr. says that we need somekind of cable-thing and while it's hauled out we'd might as well get the bottom paint done too.

I'm screwed! I can tell......

Doo-Dee!! No coral (s) No fun No Nothing!!

Stupid Boat -- Had to vent to folks who would understand
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Depending on the kind of boat, I'd rather have a boat :P
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Well, if THIS is the boat, I'll take the boat. But I do understand. Boats are just floating (hopefully) money pits.
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The &(%^@# Boat Dr. says that we need somekind of cable-thing and while it's hauled out we'd might as well get the bottom paint done too.

I'm screwed! I can tell..........
No no NO! You're definitely not screwed... you just got your ticket to that acan colony! (I read this post after I PM'd you...)

You gotta go the "we just spent HOW much on YOUR boat?" route. Then that acan colony will just be like getting an extra brass doodad.

And if your hubby reads this... I'm pleading the fifth.
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Wow! that's a 'suck my wake' boat!

Nothing fancy here.....25 foot Bayliner (alright no jokes!! I've heard 'em all)
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No no NO! You're definitely not screwed... you just got your ticket to that acan colony! (I read this post after I PM'd you...)

You gotta go the "we just spent HOW much on YOUR boat?" route. Then that acan colony will just be like getting an extra brass doodad.

And if your hubby reads this... I'm pleading the fifth.
I was thinkin' I could tell him to do the bottom paint himself and then with the money we saved I could afford the coral????

Think that will work??
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Why don't you use your newly painted boat and paddle your way to Indonesia or Australia
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Oooooh.....think of the acan's I could gather......"here Honey, just put the garden hose in your mouth to breathe and I'll hold your feet"
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Oooooh.....think of the acan's I could gather......"here Honey, just put the garden hose in your mouth to breathe and I'll hold your feet"
Wow... you can do all that while sipping margaritas topside?
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