SO - you can fall in love and be happy and sometimes you can learn to love and be happy.
Very true. and based on this and your last post, with a sigh, I am looking at West Coast boats now. (I think I'm in love. Again.)
And PaulAnnapolis -
...all we can offer really are opinions and mine are offered to keep you from running into serious trouble on what I can assure you is not a well conceived plan
Thanks for the tough love. I am
prone to taking on challenges with a trademark naivete, that's why I was asking the advice of you learned hands. I'm a Civil Engineer/Project manager, (retired) and I tend to build the castle from the top and
the bottom at the same time. I am already signed up for the ASA
series for later this month, and admittedly strayed a little future-ward exploring the boat relocation idea. Like many first loves, it's the one that got away, and I probably dodged a bullet.
...this is another one of those now common and stereotypical posts from woefully inexperienced folks who are not even really sure what question to ask
I agree - As I read through the archived posts, the same questions seem to keep on coming. And the miracle is, they keep getting answered patiently, although with a lot of friendly disagreement! Then those new folks learn, and eventually are helping the next crop of newer folks.
...so many jump in offering all kinds of advice and then pooh pooh anyone who says WAIT..NOT A GOOD IDEA by saying we are naysayers
The loyal opposition.
And you're both right. Having raised kids
, I believe you have to encourage the dream, even the impossible one, but always with an awareness of the potential consequences of failure. Some dreams, like sailing, could result in disaster if undertaken in an ill-prepared manner.
And I know I could make the relocation thing happen, but maybe heroics are not what is needed here. In my 30's or 40's, sure, OK, but in my 60's... Nah. Thanks again everyone. (Till the next greenhorn question...)