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11,000 miles of dead bugs and road dirt…

C.E. Grundler It’s quite impressive. The kids pulled in last night, tired and happy, in a car covered with the traces of our nation’s highways and parks from coast to coast, along with a virtual horror show of splattered insects. There’s … Continue reading

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I’m not even supposed to be here today…

C.E. Grundler …but I am. Here, that is, at the marina, herding boats.  We’re averaging around 40 boats a week, though sometimes they all arrive on Friday afternoon. This week, rather than a naval invasion involving dozens of small boats, … Continue reading

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A day off…

C.E. Grundler I’m taking the day off from the marina, and I mean truly taking the day off. My co-workers have warned I’m not to come anywhere near the property until tomorrow morning…though that doesn’t mean I don’t have my … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened to me on the way to the boat…

C.E. Grundler Sometimes life can take some surprising turns, presenting the strangest opportunities and most unexpected challenges at just the right time. Sometimes it takes years for those moments to arrive, and sometimes they can completely blindside you — but … Continue reading

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Backing up…

C.E. Grundler I’d imagine anyone who has lost a significant chunk of writing to a computer hiccup might find themselves a bit backup-obsessed, so I suspect I’m not alone in my various means of ensuring my WIP doesn’t vanish into … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler Some things seem to take waaaay longer than they should. Boat work, for one. (See Exhibit A., pictured above. ‘Nuf said.) And editing, especially with a work in progress that’s been derailed and restarted several times over now. … Continue reading

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Road trip = a clean bottom!

C.E. Grundler Over the last few weeks there’s been plenty of prepping, packing, and building excitement. I’ve been going over every inch of my car, from fresh headlights and new tires, and every bit of maintenance it’ll need for the … Continue reading

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The pictures aren’t pretty…

C.E. Grundler In fact, we don’t have a whole lot of pretty to show for all the work proceeding on the boat. Much of the work we’ve done is structural, and no one’ll ever see it. Even the engine, gleaming … Continue reading

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The Uncensored Zone…

C.E. Grundler By that title, it sounds as though this post might be headed into X-rated territory, but not to fear. (Or sorry to disappoint, but this is a family-friendly blog.) The ‘uncensored’ I speak of is that wonderful type … Continue reading

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How many scrapes does it take…

C.E. Grundler …to get to the glass on a 38 year old Cheoy Lee? The world may never know, because we aren’t exactly counting. What we are, however, is tired. And a bit itchy, but that’s because someone we knew … Continue reading

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