|For Sale, For Sail, Fore Sail|
Yes, we did make the decision to sell the boat. It's been somewhat painful at times, giving up (or at least postponing) some of the dreams that went along with our go anywhere home. We could probably figure out a way to make it work, cruising with the three of us in our current boat. Many have gone before us, in boats that were smaller and less sturdy, with more kids and pets, to all corners of the oceans. Financially we are not rich, we have no steady income, (no income at all for quite a while now) but seem to make it work with what we have and could continue to do so. It just came down to the fact that we didn't really want to try, at least not now. So, the boat is on the market and we can just hope it sells quickly before we change our minds, again.
So back to what we have been up to, because mid-March was almost two months ago. I'm picky, and wanted things on the boat right, so I've been working away at a never-ending list of little things. Add to that the fact that the boat is in Everett and we are staying with friends in Maple Valley, it means my commute each day is 2 hours on a good day, and up to four or more hours on the bad days. I hate traffic, so you can imagine how well this has been going. A lot of the outside work on the boat needed dry weather, so spring in the Pacific Northwest has been doing its part to slow things down as well.
|Urgent Care=No Fun|
Oops, did I say next boat? We really don't have a clue what we are doing next, but several options that we are kicking around would involve another boat. If you look back earlier in this post where I mention finances, the fact that I am rapidly approaching my one year anniversary of unemployment means that some other issues need to be worked out before much of anything happens. If anyone reading this has a bunch of spare cash laying around that they would like to loan out at the current lending rate of 5.5% you could save us all the fun of dealing with banks and such, but I'm thinking that isn't the most likely scenario.
|Our new 4Runner|
That should get folks up to date on our news. We have a very nice sailboat and a cool camper van for sale, (sailboat link here) we have a cat that we would probably pay to get rid of, (Seriously, if anyone wants a quirky cat please let us know) and a daughter that we wouldn't give up for anything. A lot of unknowns for us in our near future, but overall life is pretty good right now.