Removing the kayak rack!

My two kayaks safely hanging in the garage.

Well, I had good intentions.

The kayak rack is coming off MK’s car today. I managed to use it once. Considering that I have two kayaks that pretty much managed to be ‘couch potatoes’ in my garage all summer, one wonders why I even put the rack on at all.

Again, good intentions. I keep wondering how it is that retirement or even pre-retirement, can be this busy.

I keep telling my kids to hurry up and buy some vacation property so I can drop the kayaks off and be an annoying parent and show up at the vacation home all the time so I can use the kayak. For whatever reason, that is just not happening.

One of the reasons I haven’t gone as much as I should have is the weight of the kayaks. They are about fifty pounds each and I can easily get one of them up on the car but not two, unless I have help.

I keep wondering if I should just bit the bullet, as they say, and sell one of them and buy that thirty-two pound kayak that would make it all easier. Hell, I could even rack that on my little WRX! Or I could just buy it, but then I would have three kayaks hanging in my garage.

Meanwhile, time is a wasting and I only went ‘yaking’ once.

I am sure hoping that next season I get my act together and get out on the water more often. I love doing it but sometimes the grind of the ‘on and off’ of the car stops me.

I need to be better about it. I need to be less of a couch potato. Wait, it wasn’t as if I wasn’t doing anything, I just need to prioritize better.

Next year.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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