February 19th, 2013

Boats, again?

Let's see if I can get this whole idea out there before Firefox quits on me again. Or *I* quit on me again.

Nope, didn't. But I'm back again, and I'll see about making today better. I'd spent some time yesterday looking at boats again; there are some decent gas-powered houseboats for sale in places I can get to for under $3K. In conversation this morning Zack seemed to think this was a neat idea, and it is -- but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the right idea for *me*, *now*. What I'm concerned about is that it'd be all too easy to encyst myself, live on the boat, come in every couple of weeks for a grocery run, and disappear into my bellybutton and stay there.

Zack points out it doesn't *have* to be that way, and I agree with him. His idea was I could become Mr. Universe from Serenity, live on the web, and add to my community by meeting folks online, helping 'em find and buy boats, and creating a hacker/steampunk/new-genre fleet. It's an excellent idea. Question is whether *I* have the energy to pull it off *now*, and what happens if the answer is "No." For my suspicions on which, see "encysting", above.