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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

I can’t pick up where I left off—installing the tanks in the fall of 2014—because it’s too overwhelming. The virtual cursor has been plaguing my dreams for 3 years since I wrote in this blog, and picking up where I left off seems profoundly unsatisfying. For the moment, therefore, I’ll channel episode 153 of Seinfeld, say yadda yadda yadda, and that now the boat sits — in the middle of Wyoming — with 3 coats of paint on the interior.

I’ll give you a little more than that, actually. In September 2014, I accepted a job at NOLS headquarters, in Lander, Wyoming. Between September and November, I bought a trailer, modified it for Ratty, hitched it up to a UHaul, and drove it to Wyoming. Then Ratty sat, totally neglected, in the snow for a winter until I bought a house. Then Ratty sat in a garage, more or less neglected, for a year and a half while I enjoyed Wyoming and did house projects. Then I realized I nneded to finish the boat if my life was ever to be happy. So I started working on it again. And on Saturday I put the first coat of paint on.

There are a few useful nuggets in there, and I hope to return to some of them soon! Stay tuned. And I have been posting on Instagram in the meantime. Follow me @benjaminlester.

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