We are looking at the mahe 36
2 berth. It is going to be the 2 of us most of the time with our 3 tiny dogs
. We have been approved for our financing
and as soon as the house sells we will pAy down the note and sell all of the things that we will not need. All of the things we have collected over the last 26 years as well as all of the stuff we have inherited. We will leave with a cruising kitty of no less than $50,000.00 not including our monthly income
or we will not take off. That part is non negotiable since we both know that we want to come back to see the kids
and grandkids and expect the unexpected to always show up.
We have the rv that we will live in when not on the boat. ( we want to visit family
but not stay with family) and that also gives us somewhere to stay after the house sells until we get to retire at the end of 2014. We have changed our spending and after the bills that go with the house that will end up non issues once it sells we are only spending what is needed. And even though the family
members that have decided that we are here to supplement their income
are not pleased with our decisions, we have cut out paying others bills. I do not know if it is the same every where else but the stress of everyone else's short comings seem to fall on our shoulders. I truly had the conversation with a sibling about my income..... They wanted me to make their house payment since I made more money
then they do.... So I explained that since everyone else thought that way too and had their hands out on payday, I brought home less than everyone else. I was thinking that wold be enough to sink in but they got mad that I "help everyone but them"... I guess you can not win.