Imagine this scenario: you’ve waited all weekend to head to the lake. Your family has too. You agreed to let your kids bring a couple of friends, and they won’t stop talking about taking the boat out to ski and tube. Your wife can’t help, but smile. She’s excited for her favorite past-time: sitting on the edge of an anchored boat, listening to music, with a drink in her hand. You can already smell the sun tan lotion. You can already feel the rays of sunlight. Everyone can’t wait to escape, if only for a weekend, to the peace and solitude of the lake.
A few short hours later, you arrive. You drop the kids and your wife off, and head to get your boat out of storage. You hook it up to your hitch, put your car in reverse, and drop it in the lake. You park your truck, hop back in the boat, and turn the ignition. It doesn’t start. It’s dead.
You knew your father’s boat wouldn’t last forever, but you just needed it for one more weekend. You know the kids and your wife will be devastated. You pull the boat out of the water and head back to the cabin to deliver the sad news.
You and your wife have talked about buying a new boat for years, but you didn’t want to get rid of your father’s boat. Now, it’s time. The boat is beyond repair. You and your wife agree to head down the street to see what pontoon boat sales there are. Surely, you’ll be able to find a replacement.
Within minutes, your wife falls in love with a pontoon boat. You admit, you love it too. But, you can’t possibly afford it, right? Wrong! Despite what some may think, pontoons are affordable. The sales team explains all of the payment options, and you’re pleasantly surprised by the sales they have going on. The pontoon, the boat you and your wife have always wanted, is within reach. You don’t have to break the bank. You don’t have to get another mortgage. You can afford it!
You sign the papers, hitch the pontoon to the back of the truck, and show it off to your kids. They love it. They can’t stop talking about jumping off the sides in the deep water at the center of the lake. You and your wife pack a lunch and some beverages, and all of you finally take it out on the water. It’s sleak, spacious, and comfortable. Everyone is in love with your new purchase. You anchor the boat, as your kids requested, lounge in a chair next to your wife and think: why didn’t I do this sooner?