We’re getting old. Who will build the boats?

Woops! My fingers are on the keyboard again.

Before Covid 19, I was a cabinet maker for a Yacht Company. It is located in Florida, and based in Taiwan. All of us in the cabinetry department, are distinguished older gentlemen… except Fred.

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These yachts are 70′ long. They have two huge Volvo Diesels and carry 4000 gal of fuel. I am a sailor, and am in the minority in this plant. Actually, I only know of one other sailor, and he’s never had his off of the dock. I use my diesel for getting in and out of tight anchorages. My fuel bill is about $200 a year, based on $4.00 a gallon. The seventy, will spend $1600 for one fill up, and probably go through many tanks in a season. I always loose this debate in the shop. Roughly 312 to 1.FBookukhgRight now, April 12th, 2020, I am on home lockdown, waiting for the Covid 19’s Visa to expire. I left a partially built cabinet on my workbench, locked my toolbox, and pulled the plug on my chargers and radio. We have millions of dollars worth of unfinished-sold, yachts to complete, so I am assuming that I will at least have a job until they are finished. This is what I do.

 

This is starting to look like an advertisement for a yacht broker, but most of these are photos from my cell phone. Myself, and a couple others, have been with the plant since boat one. We did the prototype cabinets with cardboard and sticks, and then started working on weight reduction, weighing everything we created. I am qualified to say that we have some of the most talented yacht-level cabinetmakers available, but we’re all getting old. We have brought in young apprentices, paid them extremely well, and they still quit for anything that resembles a video-game.

“Who’s going to build the boats?”

In the past, any time things got out of control in the United States, or my life, I escaped to an island. That’s always been my answer, and it has been the input for a crazy life.

“I should write a book! HA!”

I have sailed everywhere from Florida, to Grenada. Florida Keys, Bahamas, a New Years party on the beach at Foxy’s, on Joust Van Dyke, explored the Baths, in Virgin Gorda, Scuba dive shipwrecks at 100′, had an eel swim between my legs, personally knew a barracuda named Charlie, raised a peregrin falcon named Fabian, and knew a mule named Vanilla. I fell in love with Nevis, and St. Kitts, Started another book in N. Jamaica, not supposed to talk about Costa Rica, been on a first name basis with a Rasta, and moved to St. Croix, for several years, before returning to Florida.

A sailboat, can take you far, a lot cheaper than a six million dollar floating mansion. Unfortunately, I can’t even afford the sailboat right now. She sits on the hard wondering where I am.

“We can’t leave the country this time. The virus is everywhere.”

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Shut down the internet! OH NO!

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We have all become so dependant on the internet. Right now, being isolated in our homes, it is keeping us all from being a domestic violence statistic. My lawn has never been so manicured. My Pomeranians have never had so much attention, and my vehicles have never sat idle for so long.

Can you imagine… do it for a minute… if they shut off the internet. I read that the dark web had already been shut down, so this crossed my mind. Even now, I order my groceries, stay in touch with my family, send my latest manuscript to my editor, and do all of my advertising, ON THE INTERNET. We literally do almost everything on the internet now. We can Google the answer or location of anything, compare prices globally, and learn how to do anything on YouTube. Even school, church, and working from home, requires, internet. There are people reading this, that have never been without the internet or their cell phone.

I live on the east coast of Florida, and we held out on home confinement longer then most. I am only on my ninth day of the thirty day restriction. I have logged many hours in my home office shopping, exploring, and editing.

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Today, I am going to get out of here. “I’M GOING TO ESCAPE!”

I did adjustments and cleaned the dust off the bike. I fastened an old milk crate behind the seat, and I am taking my face mask, and hand wipes shopping. We have a few pawn shops, dollar stores, and a pharmacy, within riding distance. Maybe the hardware store is selling tomato plants, and I will try to grow one?  HA HA!

My next book, Insomniacs, is ready for my editor, and I was, (Operative word, WAS ), 167 pages into, The Repeater, before I was hit head-on with writers block. Maybe I can pedal into some inspiration?

What are you doing to not go crazy?

Send me some options.

Thanks in advance,

David

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What if: You didn’t have to be sick?

Inside an abandoned warehouse in Orlando, with weeds, a rusted semi-truck, and two stopped up loading dock drains, is the most high-tech research facility in the world. Here, they have learned how to reverse aging.

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We are born, imperfect humans. Louis was definately no exception, and while persueing the company of a wealthy widow in Barbados, was handed the ingredients for eternal life. Longue Durée, can not only reverse your mind and body to a younger age, but also cures many issues like Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

There is only one catch! It’s expensive.

How would the world respond to such a miracle drug? What would they pay to have all of their pain and imperfections removed? Sounds good, but… what about social security and pension plans. If people didn’t die from age, cancer, or a heart attack, the pharmaceutical and medical empires would go bankrupt. The wealthy and famous will still want Longue Durée, but surely it cannot be available to, everyone?

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All three books are available now.

Each book can be read individually, but will be better if read in order.

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COVID 19 Has Closed the Book Stores.

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The stress that COVID 19 is causing, is working on your mind and body. The insecurity of your investments, your job, your daily supplies, and even your life, are doing more damage than you realize.

As we become confined to our home and apartments, there is a cheap excape. eBooks, can take you away, to a place that you can relax. You still have to come back, but at least you can get a break. An ebook download from Amazon is usually about $2.99 or FREE if you are a member.

eBooks will not contaminate your home, spread the virus, and is available instantly… when you need it.

“Longue Duree, book 1, 2, and 3. are available now. They are all, out-there,  enough to get your mind off of Covid 19.

Stay safe, and I hope you enjoy my books.       David Alexander

 

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