Well actually, the river is always beckoning. My wife and I have just returned from a 4-day float on Montana’s gorgeous Smith River. We were joined by both family and friends, had beautiful spring weather, which is often rare in W. Montana, and all-in-all had a great time. But Craig, you say, what about accomplishing work in the boat shop? The timing couldn’t have been better. Two boats are in the final painting phase and if someone truly wants to press the issue I can respond with “it’s always a good idea to let the paint cure really well.” I’ve been known to use whatever excuse will get me on the water.