In the fall of 2010, I asked Simon if he’d like to help me build a skiff. He said sure! I’ll never forget the day I drove to Columbia to pick up a trailer full of juniper. I unloaded the lumber in my shop and stacked it on furring strips so it could dry for a couple weeks. When I picked Simon up from school (2nd grade), I told him that I had the lumber to build the skiff. He said “can we paint the skiff this afternoon?!” And so it went..