Saturday, December 24, 2005

An ode to boatbuilding

'Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the house

dust coated each surface,

and even the mouse.

Peter worked on his boat,

built of mahogany wood.

Though his schedule was busy

he did what he could.

An hour here or two there;

it was that sort of thing.

With luck he'd be sailing

by the end of next Spring.

The work, it went slower

than his conservative plan,

yet he pressed on with a will

and continued to sand.

Hearing protection, and goggles,

and mask, don't you know.

With the dust in the air

looking a little like snow.

The sandpaper stock,

he knew he had plenty.

100-grit was used first,

and then the 220.

As he labors away,

Peter wishes you might

Have the most Merry Christmas,

and of course, a good night!

Total hours 18.50.


Blogger a Carrie said...

That's very good! Certainly better than mine.

8:44 AM  

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