Of course, if I build one kayak I have to build two, so I'm set for projects through the end of spring.
A 1960s Jaguar 3.8 S remains on my wish list, but probably won't go any farther than that this year. Engine mods to this car, my '76 2002, to get it into the 140-150 hp range are on the table for 2011, as is entering it into a few more rally-type events than I was able to in 2010.
There's more to do in the back yard - improving the picnic area, getting better seating and moving the BBQ off the deck to make way for a bar all come to mind, but may or may not make the cut this summer.
That's because the big goal is acquiring the lot next door and building a proper shop and apartment above. Which means keeping other project-related expenses to a reasonable level. Or finding a wealthy benefactor to fund the land/shop/apartment acquisition. Wonder if the state of California would let me run a temporary lottery?
With the state's own fiscal woes, it just might if I cut Sacramento in for 30%...