Out of the Nest

I’m wondering if it I should call it a boathouse or a birdhouse….. but anyway with the beginning of spring showers and thunderstorms the level of the lake is up a few inches, and yes, being that I built it IN the boathouse (or birdhouse) the getting her out of the nest was looking like a challenge.

The high water had her locked in and with rain continuing for the next few days the water was only getting higher.  I couldn’t wait for the water to go down, so as I went to bed last night I contemplated sawing a hole in the boathouse to get it out – only lacked about 5 inches.

Prodding........

Prodding........

Funny how things come to you when you get just away from it, after resting on the thought I found just the right tool – a large trough filled with water, maybe the weight would lower it enough…………and  it worked…..

Pontoon with a bilge !........

Pontoon with a bilge !........

So ‘she’s out of the nest and loaded, even had a few chill bumps (“chicken skin”) as I putted over to the dock thinking about the next time it will be in the water –

Nestled.....

Nestled.....

– we’ll be migrating down the Great Mississippi.