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March 08, 2007


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I hate when an old sail has to be taken outside and put down. When Sailcare told me that my jib was toast, I pulled out a bottle of sake and drank myself silly. It's so hard to say goodbye.

Acceptance is an important stage in the grieving process.

I have a wetsuit like that.

Come to think of it, I also have a surfski that I now don't paddle anywhere where I'm not positive that I can swim to shore (or at all in the wintertime). Gonna be sad when it finally sinks - but not a surprise.

Joe, maybe I'll try that. Tomorrow we go to the dump, and it might be easier fortified by sake. Bonnie, I must say that acceptance is coming and going in waves right now. What I think will mend my heart in the end is the arrival of the new sail. That will be sweet!

So did the sake help?

Might have to try that when it's finally time to bid the old Henderson adieu.

In the end I went with Bordeaux. It did help. I almost pulled a James Brown and thought of keeping the poor dead thing in the barn, but by the second bottle I was ready.

Now I need that new sail!

I loved my 6.4m Edge. My sympathies. Let me know how the new sail is treating you.

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