It's AJ again!
Last week Carol gave me a nice break with four different characters introducing themselves. But you know what? I missed you! So I'm happy to be here today.
Taylor's uncle, we'll talk more about him later in the week, had lived here almost all his life. He ran a thriving marine salvage business after he got out of the Coast Guard.
He didn't get into ship parts, but he had supplies of almost anything you'd ever need for your boat, whether it was a bay boat or offshore. The shrimpers loved him because he was always happy to trade for fresh shrimp. If you work on the water, cash is often hard to come by - and it always seems to be in short supply when you need it most.
Anyway, one day all he'd worked for just went to hell. Pardon my language, there's just not a better way I know to say it. He ran his business into the ground, wouldn't paint his house, stopped cutting the grass. His drinking got worse.
Dan told you last week that when he showed up, he found out Taylor really needed him. She knows a lot about boats, but her uncle's house and business looked as if a dozen hoarders had taken up residence in each location.
And I'm pretty sure if I tell you any more about that, I may not get to come back. So I'll just stop right here. Except to say that's only one of the reasons Dan was a life saver for her.
Y'all have a great day!