This week I have something to show you that my DH has done. As some of my friends know I have a group of friends(we call ourselves the 10K Posse as we all wear pedometers and strive for 10000 steps a day) that I made online in 2003. In 2004, two came for a few days visit in the spring, and in 2005 the number went to 5. Thus started what we call Camp Taz(CT). We started with a long weekend in the spring, that grew to a week in the spring and in 2009 we added a Fall camp. We get together at DH and my camp house on the bluff overlooking Tibbee Creek, where we enjoy walks, visiting, eating healthy, lots of laughing, and kayaking.
One of the girls got me hooked on kayaking when I went out to visit her in California. I came home and told my DH we HAD to have some. We bought two, but that wasn't enough for us campers, because we had to share, and that's not nearly as much fun as going out in a large group.
We added four more kayaks to the mix, and needed someway of storing them, so DH built this rack. At first it was at the top of the hill(in case of flooding) above the boat ramp, which meant we had to have a truck to get them down the hill and back up. That was a pain(we were in our 50's then and now we're in our 60's) so he moved the rack down to the boat dock area so that we could easily walk them to the water. They needed to go in bow first, and you had to hold the seat back up in order to keep it from catching. You also had to push down on the stern while sliding it forward. The person doing that usually ends up wet and muddy.
DH finally realized it wasn't the best plan in the world and earlier this summer, he drew up a plan where he could basically use the materials in the existing rack and rebuild it to make it easier for us women(none of us are getting any younger, and I think it's pretty impressive that at 60+ we're still doing this) to load and unload them.
Well DH hadn't gotten around to rebuilding it, and with the 13th CT scheduled for October, I "gently" (I'm sure you all understand nag was more like it) reminded him. I also told him, I was going to start harassing him about it.
He started on it on Tuesday and had it finished by Wednesday. So this is the new and improved rack. Now to load and unload you just put one person at either end, catch the handles, lift, flip and slide.
|Kayakers for the April 2007 Camp Taz|
So my 10K Posse, what do you think?