It was an amazing thing to do, buying Gerbreyta. I never owned a car or a house so this was my first really expensive acquisition. Spending so much money in one moment made me quiver from excitement. It felt like growing up, coming of age.  The dark side of the moon is that Ive spent almost all the money I earned selling the stolen painting of Jóannis. Though $24.000 is a real bargain for such a good boat! She isnt the youngest anymore; lots of wooden boards are saturated with water. It smells musty, a cross between a damp forest and a dusty attic. I recognize this smell from my grandmothers' guest-room. It gives me a comfortable feeling.