It’s been an emotionally challenging weekend. April 1st is normally the day we turn in our truck and begin our summer off in the Puget Sound. This year is different. We have decided to drive through the summer and take the winter off beginning in December of this year, 2017. Instead, we are sitting in a … More A Hard Turn
A while back I made a promise my next post would be about making a delicious coffee-cake. It’s been awhile since then and my next several posts haven’t mentioned a thing about coffee-cake or any other kind of cake for that matter. My kitchen comes equipped with an Omnia oven that sits atop a butane stove-top (the … More Promised Coffee Cake
I love the way she moves. She sits lightly in the water, always in motion, dancing in harmony with the energy around her. She never struggles she never pushes back. She simply moves. I am talking about our 32 foot Fuji Ketch of course. Our home. We just spent a few days on her, and … More Harmony
Merry Christmas from us’ns! Every year the Christmas season arcs like a guiding star into the American conscience, shining it’s message of hope in a dark dark night. I love this season because it is the one time of year when people of all ages, and all stations in life think about each other, at … More Thinking of Others – Merry Christmas!
Yesterday on a hike we came across an unknown berry. Kevin first identified them as Huckleberries but a quick Google search had me scratching my head. They didn’t look like any of the pictures of huckleberries. So I started searching and searching. I really wanted these berries to be edible (since we’d already eaten a few … More Salal
Since the day we bought our boat we have been in supply of fresh water in our tank. We didn’t know how big it was or the condition. So we finally drained the last drop Sunday night and decided to tackle that job. Kevin removed all the housing around the tank and started inspecting. Turns out … More Fresh Water
For weeks we have been looking forward to getting back to our boat. Holidays with family in the midwest and Canada and then being on the road driving truck kept us away for the most part of October through December. January may be cold and rainy in Tacoma but we are cozy and warm on … More Home at Last!
So here we are, back on the road. On the road and on the boat each have their similarities and differences. Boat life is new to us, and each day is an adventure. Truck life really isn’t so much, any more. Both are mobile; we can be sailing in less than an hour, and we … More On the Road Again
First, you look for a vehicle that will haul the dinghy. You REALLY look at vehicles. Then you scowl like a Pirate, because Pirates can drive mini-vans.. if they want to. Then you find a dinghy, and you test drive the dinghy. Again, like a pirate. Stow the dinghy INSIDE the mini-van. By the way, … More How To Buy a Dingy
Kevin and I recently remarked how once we listed our home, everything since has conspired to launch us into this new life with remarkable ease. A week after re-listing the house with a different agent, we had 2 offers. We accepted the 2nd one and they were pre-approved for a loan and living in an apartment so didn’t have … More A Smooth Move