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Old 05-05-2017, 20:42   #16
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Re: It's Been a While

Thanks for sharing your positive story. Good luck!
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Old 05-05-2017, 21:20   #17
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Some times life gets in the way and slows you down. Sounds like your plan is going to come together soon. Enjoy!
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Old 05-05-2017, 22:25   #18
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Congrats from me also. Great effort against the odds.
Congrats to the mother-in-law too.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:09   #19
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Wow, inspiring story. Thank you.

All you needed was a little nudge to start a lot of changes in the right direction. How many of us need a nudge out of our rut to start changes.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:18   #20
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G'Day Jesse,

Thanks for that revealing post, for it shows what hard work, sacrifice and a willingness to shoulder responsibility can do. It should be required reading for all the folks who post here bemoaning the fact that they "just can't go cruising, because....".

You obviously have what it takes to be a successful cruiser, hope to meet you out here some day.

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Could not say it any better than Jim....except that you and the wife are very good at 'Leaping Fences'.

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Wiping out that student loan debt in that short time is pretty awesome, and you and your wife should certainly be proud of that. Congrats on moving forward with your plans! (and the second youngin)
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:37   #21
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Some people are doers....well done.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:20   #22
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Mistakes may be made along the way, but we all learn from them and continue to follow the dream. You're an inspiration to all following that dream. Hope to see you out there.
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Thank you all for the kind words! Your support means the world to us!
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In our time here, we have become quite accustomed to living cheaply, have reduced our belongings such that everything we own fits in a small U-Haul trailer, and I have crewed on an offshore delivery. What was once a 20-year plan (at best) is now tangible and perhaps only 18 months away.

All that to say, I may have disappeared from this forum for a while, but the dream never waned. It is actually more alive than ever. I am not sure why I felt the need to type all that out and I apologize for such a lengthy post! Now, back to boat shopping....

Jesse
What a great post. It's so common for life to interfere with dreams, that when a couple demonstrates that they possess the ability to remain united and focused; it is inspiring.
Also, your mother in law sounds like a jewel.
Congratulations!
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:59   #25
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And one of these days, when you are out there, with the fragrance of salt water, a gentle 10-12 knot wind, on a beam reach, you can lean back with your wife beside you, your arm around her, you will realize, it was all worth while.
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