There is a bubble of excitement growing. I wondered how long it would take after we recuperated from moving out. Now there is very little standing between us and buying a boat and setting sail. Instead of living vicariously through the blogs of others, we will be the actors in our own play. A week … More Building Excitement
I didn’t think clearing out the last of our stuff was going to be easy at all. The easy stuff was gone already; some of it had been gone for a long time. Now it was time for the nitty-gritty, the stuff that separates the wannabes from the truly free. In the end, I claim … More Downsizing ~ Part 3 Kevin’s Story
Perusing the scene at home in my mind, it didn’t seem to me there was all that much left to do when we arrived to close on our house. We had already found homes for nearly all our furniture and had a handful of boxes in the attic, a couple in the basement, the last … More Downsizing ~ Part 2 Sherlene’s Story
Sherlene: A few years ago when we started entertaining thoughts of how to make our dreams become reality, we came up with this question to determine if we should buy something: “Will it fit on the boat?” This curbed our buying urges tremendously and kept us from buying too many big things. I say too … More Downsizing ~ Part 1 (A little Philosophy)
~ Sherlene ~ Searching for boats is a daily occurrence. We visit sailboatlistings.com, yachtworld.com, craigslist.com and scan the ads in the back of sailboat magazines. It’s the one thing that can melt our tensions and feed the anticipation of our coming certain adventure. In the past, we had just 1 type of boat we searched … More Searching for Boats
Breathless! It seems interminable, this waiting until June 20th, the day we close on the sale of our house. For nearly the better part of 7 years we have plotted and planned in multiple schemes just how to achieve our dreams; dreams that have been like ripe fruit at the top of a tree, just … More Breathless!!