Oh, a dreadful day. Sold my beautiful ski boat. So proud of the boat but we just couldn’t go much longer and not use it. Taylor is in Lubbock and probably not going to ski anymore, so it became expendable. Wanted to buy a bass boat instead. Had one picked out but because of the heat, drought and general lack of water, fishing from a boat just wasn’t going to be a long term solution since the boat docks were quickly drying up. Put the boat on Craigslist in the morning and before noon had 7 calls and one guy that was bringing cash. Someone took the radio and amplifier out of the boat (stole it from Amado Storage … good security huh). First come/First serve is the way you sell on Craigslist. It just so happened that the first to call was a young guy and his new wife. This was to be their first boat and they were so excited. Spent about an hour looking the boat over and asking questions before leaving to go to Starbucks to discuss it. I gave them till Noon and then I was going to call #2 and tell him to come take a look at it. He wanted to trade the boat for 2 4-wheelers but I told him “cash only”. 30 minutes went by and we looked up and they were coming down the driveway with big grins on their face. They wanted it!!!! The check was written and off they went. Called later that afternoon. The boat got hot. It had been in storage for a year and the water pump needed replacing. Paul Jordan and I went to help them and I took the boat the next day to the doctor to have a water pump (impeller) replaced. Took a few days but got it back. Put the boat in on Lake Granbury and ran it wide open up and down the lake for about 30 minutes and it ran like a top! Called Josh and he came that afternoon to pick it up. We went down to Lake Benbrook and launched. He drove it for about 30 minutes…never got hot so I watched the boat leave its house for a second time. Shed a tear or two. I loved that boat. But I was glad that it was in the hands of a young couple who would enjoy it as much as we had. Now on to better things.
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