Wednesday, August 12, 2009





We had this crazy crazy day on last Wednesday. I was at home minding my own business, and I get a call from Steve to get down to the marina something was wrong with the boat! So off I go with Amber to see what's going on with it. Steve tells me to be sure and wear my swimsuit cause I'm probably gonna have to jump in. Yay...I get to jump in. I go into the office and the lady is freaking out telling me how lucky I am that they noticed the boat and ladda dadda da! So I go trotting over to look at the boat and from a distance I can see that the boat is fine and out of the water, and what the heck is that woman talking about! Ha, I get closer, then right on top of the boat and WOW! The boat WAS almost sunk! They managed to get some straps on the back of it and get the back end of it at least out of water.
So I call Steve to give him the news and he says "ok now you gotta jump in, swim underneath the boat and see if the plug is missing." Say whut?! I don't think so! Well he called me a pansy and said i really really needed to do it. So I looked at Amber, and trembled...and whimpered...and almost cried, I said almost! I mean, c'mon! There are scary freaky things livin' in marinas under the boats, and that's usually where the murderers sink the dead bodies they need to hide! Did you ever see "What Lies Beneath", with Harrison Ford? Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about! Dead bodies that follow you around wanting you to rescue them from their pain! Ok, ok, I'm getting all freaked out again! Justin called and Amber put him on speaker phone so he could talk me through going under and finding the plug! Freak! Stupid men! I really don't know why I listened to them, they ended up having to have it pumped out by a recovery team and towed to the dock and they had all this protective wetsuit gear on that kept them clean from the oil and fuel that was leaking into the water, which I swallowed! I held my breath a wee bit to long, and when I came up out of the water, I choked on it....YUK! I was breathing gas fumes all night, and suckin' oil outta my teeth! Ha ha! Not funny! I did manage to accomplish my goal of finding the plug, or should I say, where the plug was supposed to be! Oh man what a nightmare! After I got out I was covered in oil and gas, I smelled so lovely, it was an added fragrance to the dead fish smell you walk away with when visiting the lake! Anyway, we got the boat home, gave it a bath in dawn dish soap and then hauled it away to get it all prettied up and working again. The guy did call and say he got it running yesterday which is a HUGE relief! So for right now, we won't be enjoying the lake for a little while......

2 comments:

Saundra said...

Cynthia - your "adventures" have us cracking up - we look forward to hearing what happens next!

Cyni and Steve said...

Oh your tellin' me! I've decided that I must of done something up there really special to get to experience all these "adventures"! We miss you guys also! Howz the grandbaby? Lucky me...I'm gonna be a grandma again! Yay! Can't wait! Amber is due April 1st...Hey that's April Fools Day! She better not be messin' with me!