Well, the conclusion to the soap opera, "As the Boat Churns" was decidedly anti-climatic. Boat was a tug boat this week, doing a yeoman's job of completing everything thrown at her. She not only completed all of this weeks case filings, but she created a "how to" manual for her successor, cleaned and organized everything (supplies, her desk, her files), and generally had a good attitude. She is still has a Starcraft mentality, but such is life.
As for Dingy, I cornered her in the harbor yesterday and told her it was time to install a silent choice on her exhaust pipe. She admitted to communicating with Boat and that the information came from her; however, she did so innocently, like Sam bashing the right side of the Gladiator into the fuel dock when Steve lets her take it out with the girls. Dingy is a kind, naive preachers daughter from the Philippines. Everything that I have observed from her over the past two years allows me to believe her version of events. Dingy stays in the Kane marina...for now.
So back to Boat. She was expecting the other girls in the office to do a blow-out happy hour with her at the end of the day. Wouldn't you know it, they all three bailed on her. All together now, "Awwwwwwwww." So rather than throw a tremendous wake her way while she sat powerless on the side of the channel, and believing that the desertion of her by her "friends" was a true metaphor for her life, I decided NOT to post a reply on her message board and not to include a copy of the thread in the envelope with her final check. I'll wait for the draw bridge to open at a later, more appropriate time, if one presents itself.
As for Jill, she did some introspection, took stock of the excellent shape of her slip, the three little water lice that she has produced (with some help from this guy...I hope), and decided that Boat's rusty cleats, delaminated deck, and blown drives were hardly worth the trouble that she caused. So, Jill is over it and we will sail on (oops) I mean gas up for calmer seas ahead.
Now back to your regular scheduled programming.