In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.
I would like to tell you the story of this boat. It was purchased by the AM about four years ago. After nearly ten years of persuasion he finally convinced his friend to sell him this boat. This friend is horribly plagued by seasickness and a virilent and pernicious form of packratiness (the inability to part with vehicles of any description, even those that make him violently ill).
He finally agreed to sell it to the Alpha Male just as the family was moving to Italy and so it was agreed the boat would remain lying in state on the back of his friend's property. After all, having spent the last 20 years exposed to the weather was another 3 or 4 going to make any difference?
And yet...we are now approaching the five year mark.
The AM named this cubic zirconia in the rough "Persistence" because of the long years he waited for his friend to agree to sell it to him. Now he waits for the trailer to move it and the time to work on it.
The Alpha Female has an idea for a new name, Obstinance.