Idle Hands Are the Devil’s Workshop

So said religious fanatics some years ago.

Autumn along Pelham Parkway in the Bronx, NY
Autumn along Pelham Parkway in the Bronx, NY

So in the workshop that is my mind, as the realization dawns that for the first time in years, I really don’t have much to do, I find myself thinking of all sorts of “interesting” ideas.

Dauntless is out of the water; resting and getting ready for the long cruise to come.  Last winter was spent going back and forth between Dauntless in Ireland and home and friends in the USA. The year before, it was preparing to cross the Atlantic, before that, it was finding the right boat, then, taking care of my mother and oh, yes, even working for “the man”.

As Dauntless and I find ourselves on the beach.  I think of ways to keep busy.  Yesterday, I finally decided to reorganize the three computers and their directory systems.  Really not that complicated, but Microsoft has spent the last 20 years trying to obfuscate what is where, having followed the Apple view that without a place called “My Documents” we would be too stupid to find anything.

A few asides:

Just saw Senator Graham on CNBC’s Squawk Box.  Actually a voice from Washington that sounded reasonable. He made a lot of sense, check it out.

Here is an ad that popped up while I was reviewing MS-DOS commands.  I like the new Kadey Krogen ad campaign.

The new Kadey Krogen Ad
The new Kadey Krogen Ad

In the coming weeks, I’ll reorganize my blog, Dauntless at Sea; make new boat cards, and go to a casino. I’ll spend most of December in Italy, may go to a boat show in January and Spain in February.  Finally, in March I will be able to get back to the real work, get Dauntless back in the water and finish some minor projects that have lingered for too long.

In the meantime, ideas like rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean or whales in the Southern Ocean, will have to be kept in the workshop for further review.