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Old 07-19-2007
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That would be the friendly sound of an intruder. Now, at dark30, it sounds like some escaped-from-hell deranged killer that just boarded your boat. Demons, red eyes, fire flowing... you name it.

But I am the leader of our household. I am the master. As such, the protection of my family and our boat must go above my own life. Thus, as I recall now, I crept out of bed and snuck to the companionway steps. The hatch cover was down so I could not see out. I carefully reached over beside me and grabbed a very deadly weapon from which to protect my family - that would be the teak flag pole (with flag still attached). If I could not kill the SOB, maybe I could at least make him salute me and get the upper hand.

Slowly, I pulled back the hatch. Scratch... fludder... they heard me!!!!

I jumped up the steps, threw back the cover, and pounced into the cockpit ready to face my intruders. FLUDDER-FLUDDER-FLUDDER things flew all around me. And as I luckily kept the crap in my drawers, I identified my intruders:

Ducks, or geese. I don't know.

Funny now. Wasn't then. Maybe I should send this one to Latt & Att, eh??

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