Christmas Day is a day for family traditions. Some old, some new... some returning from Christmases past.
This year, it was a new one. The construction of the Wall-Eye Fish Consortium Mark I Fish Hut, a wholly owned subsidiary of the B(ondi)M(aintenance)D(ept.)
Last summer David and Mike embarked on fishing as a pastime. We use the verb advisedly. Fishing. Not so much Catching. The adventure is in the pursuit.
Even so, they took the bait. They are now FISHERMEN. With some help from his Dad, David designed and together they have constructed a fish-hut, to replace the ancient one that finally crumpled beyond all help several years ago.
Yesterday, between the presents and the turkey dinner, and along with icing the rink again, the lads took hammers in hand. There are some design features still in the engineering stages -- like, how to fasten the old downhill skiis found at the dump to the bottom to act as sled-runners. The little pot-bellied stove needs to be installed. And the windows.
Still, it is coming together nicely.
This morning, the BMD informed me that they are unwrapping Windows 2011, and once they get the system unzipped, they plan to install the panes in the fish-hut. Whereupon the whole system should be almost ready to be booted out onto the bay.
We'll keep you posted!