The Reward Is In The Risk: Dating A Risk Taker When You're Widowed

August 7, 2014 2:43 PM

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The Reward Is In The Risk: Dating A Risk Taker When You're Widowed

The high tide crashed onto the cement boat ramp as he struggled to strap three 10-foot steel poles and several lengths of rebar to my two pink plastic sit-on-top kayaks. They were the "single mom" kayaks I bought on Craigslist because they were light and I could actually lift them up the steps and onto the rack that held them. I could never have predicted they would be the sort of vessels that would have steel poles lashed to them. The waves kept crashing as I did what little I could to hold the 500 pounds of steel in place without having it land on my toes as Jim struggled to strap everything together.

Finally, the new contraption, looking like a lopsided letter H was set and I handed him the small outboard motor and the wooden brace that the motor would clamp onto. I handed him a lifejacket that was too small for him to strap around his chest. He pushed off and floated away, but thirty feet away ...

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