My only stipulation with the school is that I have to meet the scholarship recipients. This has not gone well. This year I did not get to meet them before the school year started. I got to meet then when the school year ended. Both students said they had tried to get in touch with me but the college had told them that all communication had to go through the school and contact info was not forthcoming.. This is disgusting. It's a bunch of fat assed, overpaid administrators trying to control the Spike scholarship money. They wanted to bring three of them, administrators, up to "meet me". Lovely field trip. What a fucking waste of school money. Don't you have more important things to do? Three fat cats wanting to spend a day at my beach? Fuck that.
Both guys this year were great guys. Jill and I had fun having a steak BBQ with them. Daniel and Greg, quality men. We got lucky.
Jill really related to Daniel, the kid on the left. I did too. He was very Spike-like and a real treat to have around. I have encouraged both kids to stay in touch and I have given them incentives.
But I'm thinking this Seattle Community College thing is dead. Way too top heavy with inept people. Typical government run situation. I'm think orphanage in India next year. We already have one chosen.
Ted didn't like me. None of the Gozzards liked me. But I have huge respect for Ted. He was a boat builder's boat builder. He was good designer too. I wasn't too keen on his preferred style of boat but that's just a subjective call on my part. If you like the type no one did it better than Ted. If there is ever a Canadian Yachting hall of fame Ted belongs in it.