Originally Posted by UNCIVILIZED
PS: Some time, when finals next Spring are a distant memory, come back here & tell us how it all turned out.
OK! Well its time to check in! This past winter has been crazy! I have read a lot and have absorbed as much as possible.........
However, I do have bad news. I have not made much progress in learning
to sail yet. I was about to buy a sun fish
and go pick it up with the truck and bring it to a place I found that would store it for 10$ a month. Late November, I got home from class as I was starting to finish up my semester (there was less than a week left of class) and my truck had been stolen. The worst part is, inside my truck was a bag that had my laptop
, 3 MAJOR Projects and assignments, and the money
order I was going to use to buy sunfish.
Before someone says it, I know I shouldn't have left it in there..... but I was in a hurry thought that my girlfriend was going to be take it in to get an oil change
before I got back.
Any ways, I had to buy a new vehicle out of my future boat savings because my insurance
only covered what I still owed. Also I had to buy a new laptop
that could run the software
for my classes
.($800). I also failed the three classes
because my Professors didn't care that the 300+ hours of work on these projects was all gone in a flash. One actually had the audacity to to say, " Not my problem. You get to fail the class." what an A**-hole!!!!! Anyway, I have now set my graduation date back a semester and will now be paying 2800 to retake the classes I wouldíve passed.
I also didnt get to complete the ASA
courses i had scheduled for December. Those have been put off till Summer.
I am still trying to recover and will hopefully have all my money
back in savings by summer.
Off to some good news.
I still want to learn and am probably more obsessed with it than I was before. I will surmount these obstacles and buy a boat to live in after college. After that I will practice and save my money to go on an extended voyage for about a year from Texas
and down the Caribbean
I still am not sure what I will do for a job, but am still actively brainstorming and researching ideas!!!!
Thanks to everyone who is so encouraging. and the people who will not agree, even though we do not agree I still appreciate you opinions..
P.S. I also found a small group of people in Lubbock that are interested in sailing.... we talk often and will hopefully go on a trip soon!