It's a good time to get out and have fun with your retired buddies.
That's what a group of seven to eight men do each Wednesday at Ming Lake, and they always have their boats in hand. Or in this case, in the water.
Some even bring two or three remote control boats, which can be an expensive hobby.
Most used to fly remote control airplanes together, but when they crash-land they usually end up in pieces, forcing costly and time-consuming repairs.
When a RC boat crashes in the water, these gentlemen can usually have them back on the lake in no time.
Like Wednesday when Allan Howell's boat that runs about 70 mph flipped over. He and his mechanic friends took it apart, dried out a few parts and had it running again in 20 minutes.
The middle of the week at Ming Lake is the perfect time for this nameless club of remote control boat enthusiasts to gather, tell a few jokes and have a good time.
Brothers Leslie and Jeff Fry were ready to retrieve the boats if they malfunctioned by using a homemade device they remotely send into the water, attached to an RC boat while wearing rubber boots and wading out into the shallow part of the lake.
It sure beats going into the cold lake, they agreed.