Saturday, June 6, 2015

THE BEST LAID PLANS: Gang Aft A'Gley

The Good Life  The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life

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You Might Reach Your Life's Destination Better If You Remember
WHEN DEFEAT COMES, ACCEPT IT AS A SIGNAL THAT YOUR PLANS ARE NOT SOUND, REBUILD THOSE PLANS, AND SET SAIL ONCE MORE TOWARD YOUR COVETED GOAL - Napoleon Hill

IF A PLAN DOESN'T WORK, CHANGE THE PLAN BUT NEVER THE GOAL


ROBERT BURNS
The best laid schemes
o'mice and men
Gang Aft A-Gley,
An' lea've us nought but 
Grief an' pain
for promis'd joy

Plowing out a mouse nest in 1786, Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote his poem "To A Mouse"

In 1937 John Steinbeck corrupted his poem to read

"Oft Go Awry"


FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL - Alan Lakein


I have been so excited with my plans to sail the loop around the eastern USA.  The loop must be sailed in seasons, the Great Lakes in the summer time.  I need to start mid July and had picked July the 18th.  That is just six weeks away and I have to face the fact that I cannot be ready to sail at that date, which I would have to do to be in Chicago to start down the inland rivers around Labor Day.  Sorry, Cheryl, won't make it to Williamsburg this year.


JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GOOD PLAN DOESN'T MEAN THAT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN - Taylor Swift


My van repair is frustrating.  It appears that the wiring was sabotaged.  When my left front wheel came off in all probability the lug nuts had been loosened.  I know the guilty party but there isn't much I can do about it except to take care in the future.  I need the van to get to the lake and commence work on the boat.

EXPECT THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST, AND BE PREPARED TO BE SURPRISED - Dennis Waitley


Money is a consideration also.  While I have already spent a couple thousand on several small items, the outboard and guard railings will cost me over four thousand.  While Julie is agreeable to taking the money out of long term savings, I don't want to do that. I have always financed my adventures with current cash flow.  As sure as I spend the money, the economy will go down hill and we'll need it.  The trip is not expensive, a bit of gas, but getting ready is another story.

ALWAYS PLAN AHEAD.  IT WASN'T RAINING WHEN NOAH STARTED TO BUILD THE ARK - R. Cushing 


I Still Plan To Sail The Loop!

Leaving the middle of next May will not be all bad.  Most important, probably, will be doing a shake down cruise when the boat is ready. There are so many things I don't know how to do, from reading my chart plotter to using the pressure cooker.


GOALS ARE DREAMS WE CONVERT TO PLANS AND TAKE ACTION TO FULFILL - Zig Ziglar




 One of the things I would miss leaving in July is seeing the Ohio State Buckeyes repeating their National Championship.  GO BUCKS!  And, getting to see Navy beat Army for the 14 straight time.  GO NAVY!

GOOD PLANNING HELPS US TO ACHIEVE ELUSIVE DREAMS



 GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
GOD BLESS THE USA  


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

No worries! We'll try to get you some Pierce's Pitt-cooked Barbeque and bring in October!