Feeling the Pain....
I know...because I keep reminding myself. It has been almost 26 years since I got out of the Navy and left the USS BOSTON behind me; I never would have thought that something that I spent my youth helping to give birth to (launching, commissioning, etc...) would occupy so much of my time long after I left the service.
I must have spent nine hours today, screwing allen-hex fasteners into the top of the sail of that submarine, which is at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park at the foot of Pearl Street today. Despite applying sunscreen and wearing a hat, I'm sun-burned, my hands have 1st degree burns and some blisters, and I am exhausted!
My wife commented that she was tired from working in with the kids and that I "spent the day doing what i liked", I tried to remind her that spending a hot day, aboard a sail of a submarine that doesn't even exist anymore is not what i "like" doing, it is however an obligation, and I for one do not take obligations lightly.
...sigh! Perhaps, Shakespeare-in-the-Park tonight!