Do you remember Ted and Sandy from our New Year's Eve Boat Crawl? Take a close look at Ted's beard. We'll get back to that in a little bit.
Ted and Sandy spent >>fifteen very long months<< slaving over their boat in the work yard. Imagine fifteen months of climbing up and down a ladder, equipment and tools everywhere, endless boat projects, and a boat that takes every dollar you throw at it, laughs, and demands even more money. Yep, that's life in the work yard.
Finally, the big day came - the day that Ted and Sandy launched their boat, Ragtime Gal. They were understandably a little nervous. . .okay a lot nervous. After all, when your boat has been out of the water for a long time, you do wonder if it will actually float.
Good news - it did!
Then the big moment came (the one I think Ted had been even more nervous about) - the shaving of his beard. He started growing his rather impressive whiskers while they were working on their boat and swore once she was splashed that he would shave it off.
Of course, if there's one thing that the Indiantown Party Posse is good at, it's turning anything (even the shaving of a beard) into a party.
Sandy did a live Facebook feed of the beard shaving. It was so cute to see his mom commenting about being happy that her baby was finally going to be clean-shaven.
Who is that guy with Sandy? Oh, wait, that's Ted. He looks so different!
Then it was time for some celebratory pizza and cake. But not before placing the remnants of the beard in a plastic bag, putting it on the free table, and waiting to see if anyone would pick it up. It kind of looks like a brillo pad, don't you think?
There's no rest for the weary. After dinner, it was time to move Ragtime Gal from the face dock over to their slip. This involved pulling it from one side of the marina to the other with a very long line. Oh, yeah, did I mention that the engine isn't working? Guess, Ted and Sandy's boat projects aren't done yet.
Here's Julia getting ready to dinghy the line over to the other dock.
Then some of the guys pulled the line, kind of like tug-of-war.
Here she comes.
She made it into her slip. Easy-peasy.
What do you think of Ted's before and after looks? What kinds of things do you do to celebrate a big milestone and accomplishment?
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