Life and the boat are great but as far as having "time to enjoy the fruits of my work". If only it were that simple.
Apart from the occasional sail, my time is mostly taken up with finishing little details so I can really enjoy the fruits of my work during summer.
It will all be worth it in the long run. This is by far the nicest boat that I've sailed. It is fast and comfortable and light to steer. It accelerates like a sports car and seems to handle like one too. It tacs like a laser, not only with full rig but even when sailing upwind under jib alone. It's all so easy and bodes well for the summer ahead.