Tonya had been saving up for over a year. She had opened a bank account that her husband did not have access to and had been squirreling away money, hopefully unnoticed by her husband, for nearly eighteen months. Their ten year wedding anniversary was coming up soon and she had the perfect gift in mind for Adam but it was going to take a huge amount of effort on her part both to acquire the gift and to figure out how to keep it a secret.
Adam loved to fish, and had grown up fishing his entire life. He had longed for years, secretly he thought, to own a boat where he could go out fishing on his own time any day of the week he wanted without having to secure a boat rental in Lake Winnipesaukee, where they lived. For the past year and a half, Tonya had been saving up to buy him his own fishing boat and while she was not much of an expert herself on boats, she knew she needed help selecting the boat as well as figuring out where they would be able to store it. Their own garage held both of their cars and their backyard was not fenced in. If she was going to buy her husband a boat, she was going to need to find boat storage in Lake Winnipesaukee as well.
It turned out there were lots of ways to go about this and a lot of people to help her out. His best friend was an avid fisherman as well and had been in on her plan the whole time. A couple of months before their anniversary she asked him to start looking at boats for her and hopefully he would be able to pick out the right one at a good price for her. Once she knew more or less the right size and price she started looking for Lake Winnipesaukee boat storage and came across Goodhue & Hawkins, who had the right space at the right price for her. She explained what she was up to and that she did not have a boat to store just yet but that she would. She wanted him to be able to access his boat at any time, and she also wanted to be able to bring him here in person on the day of their anniversary to show him the boat herself. That is, if it had been purchased and acquired by then.
Adam’s friends kept busy looking for boats and finally about a week before the anniversary brought her to see one that they wanted her to make an offer on, which she did. It took a few days for the transaction to process fully but exactly two days before their anniversary she watched the boat being rolled into the boat storage space and was ecstatic. She had been starting to get nervous as it got so close and she did not yet have his gift but now she was ready for the big surprise!