Tommy had work out on the Island…Long Island, that is, for those of you not from the New York area. We left the house at 4:30am to beat the traffic and to get to Huntington in time to meet the man from Seakeepers for a leak test on a malfunctioning Gryoscopes. Gyroscopes are used for stabilizing yachts out at sea.
|Tommy and his toy on the yacht|
This place was quite beautiful. Very nice homes surrounded West Side Marina and the boats themselves lining the meticulously kept docks were quite a sight,too. Right across the bay was Teddy Roosevelt’s house in Sagamore Hills and the lovely Planter’s arboretum. I could see the pier from where I was. I stayed in Tom’s truck writing…really was that a surprise to you?
|What 2.5 million dollars looks like|
After Tom was finished with the leak test, the captain of the boat—excuse me, I should say yacht. When a boat costs 2.5 million dollars you better call it a yacht!—brought pizzas for us. Yes, they even included me although I didn’t fix anything! So, there we were having pizza—fine New York pizza too. If you’ve never had NY pizza, you’ll never understand—on a 2.5 million dollar yacht. WOW!
|The gyroscope with Tommy's leak detector|
The 74 foot yacht was brand new and was having several upgrades done to it while we were there, but it was gosh-darn nice as is. Can you imagine having so much money that you could buy this thing and still put more money into it to improve and personalize it and still have enough left over to have a home, presumably one of the super nice ones around the bay, and to hire a captain full time, whether you use the yacht or not? No, neither could we!
|Off to work Tommy goes. Some work, huh?|
Us having pizza on that fancy-scmancy thing…that’s as close as we’re getting, but that’s much closer than some ever will.