Lost & found…& found again.

My prodigal dinghy was found today, intact and outboard running. I even got a bonus: there was a huge red fuel tank in it that wasn’t there before…ha ha ha.

Three policemen in plainclothes came to see me at work; they’d caught the guy who did it (no, not the heroin addict at all…shame on me for being such a sucker for movie stereotypes!), and wanted badly to prosecute, as he is also responsible for thousands of dollars stolen in credit cards, electronics, and a caravan, I think they said. So I signed a statement and came home and towed the rowing dinghy behind the motorised dinghy. The mood at the club was celebratory, and I was getting waves from people on boats and thumbs-up-signs from passing dinghies…I waved back, returned a small smile, but didn’t really feel as elated as, I guess, they thought I’d be.

A lesson has been learned, and I cannot consciously, purposely, go back to ignorance, so I will continue to row, now that I know how easy and quick it is from our new spot in the Sadgroves Creek. Also, to put it mildly, I do not love that outboard.

All’s well that ends well. At least I have my dinghy and oars back! And I AM sincerely glad that I have recovered what was really Kris’ property. It will come in handy on craft fair days, anyway, and has proven invaluable for moving four friends at a time, to and from the big boat on party nights.

Isn’t it funny how, when you accept a situation fully—to the point of actually falling in love wiit the new conditions—whatever the problem was in the first place often rights itself?

The best part is that I now enjoy a new FREEDOM: I no longer need nor am dependent upon what I originally thought I had lost.

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6 thoughts on “Lost & found…& found again.

  1. Oh, I am glad you found it – now you have your good oars back. And you have a good back up plan in case someday you don’t WANT to row. But, having rediscovered rowing, you can enjoy it again. And not only does it feel good, but it is good for you. 🙂

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  2. David’s comment made me laugh. And, I’m so happy you have found your dinghy, oars and even your motor. I sailed with my family from Cali to Hawai’i and would never have wanted to start the engine. However, it’s like a credit card…always good for emergencies.

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  3. Really enjoyed these last two posts. Makes me want to go and steal my neighbor’s leaf blower and lend him a broom. 😉
    Glad you got your dinghy back though.

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