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Old 02-02-2011, 10:32   #46
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Our dream is in process now, just put the house up for sale and had 5 viewings the first day, the fun begins. Our dream is finally coming on line...ahhhhhhhhh. The sailboat is in the horizon and we will soon be boarding. Lots of stuff to do before the boarding but its happening as I type.....

The poorest person is not one without a cent but one without a dream....Quote but don't know who....

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:55   #47
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Ok i'll play along: Living the dream entails-

1. selling the house (this = boat)
2. getting my magic 80 (years of service + age) which i am a year away, so i can retire and my wife is taken care of for life
3. Finding the boat that represents the fewest compromises possible
4. Making sure my handicapped son is in a solid situation
5. Casting off and finding out if the "dream" is what we expected it to be in reality
6. winning the lotto, fame, and fitting into the jeans i wore in high school...maybe i should have stopped with #5
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Old 02-02-2011, 18:29   #48
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dream-- replacing packing gland for under 8000 USD in san diego.
reality-- will fix for less in sd. lol.. then we SAIL OUT OF HERE....

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:09   #49
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Ok i'll play along: Living the dream entails-

1. selling the house (this = boat)
2. getting my magic 80 (years of service + age) which i am a year away, so i can retire and my wife is taken care of for life
3. Finding the boat that represents the fewest compromises possible
4. Making sure my handicapped son is in a solid situation
5. Casting off and finding out if the "dream" is what we expected it to be in reality
6. winning the lotto, fame, and fitting into the jeans i wore in high school...maybe i should have stopped with #5

I really like # 6, I'm with ya at fitting into the jeans I wore in high school....lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:55   #50
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number 6--i didnt wear jeans in hs-- we had a dress code and was before ..... but if we had been able to wear them then, they woulda been a tad larger than the ones i wear now.....
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Old 09-02-2011, 16:33   #51
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What type of packing gland costs $8K to replace?
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Pretty interesting stuff here. So far my dream has just cost me a lot of money. Read a book about getting old and it said if you wanted to stay young you had to keep doing the things you loved to do when you were younger. That did it and started looking for my hopefully last boat. Got one great season of sailing in - okay only about 500 miles, then pulled her out for a total rebuild and ready for the 2011 season. Goal is to sail all the Great Lakes before I am too old to do it. Home port is Escanaba, Michigan, right up at the top of the Bay of Green Bay.
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Old 09-02-2011, 17:29   #53
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Pretty interesting stuff here. So far my dream has just cost me a lot of money. Read a book about getting old and it said if you wanted to stay young you had to keep doing the things you loved to do when you were younger. That did it and started looking for my hopefully last boat. Got one great season of sailing in - okay only about 500 miles, then pulled her out for a total rebuild and ready for the 2011 season. Goal is to sail all the Great Lakes before I am too old to do it. Home port is Escanaba, Michigan, right up at the top of the Bay of Green Bay.
Welcome aboard. I see this is your first post.
Great bunch here, experienced and helpful.

We've had the house on the market for 6 months and feel that the sale is just around the corner.
Then we're off to go boat hunting, get it cruise ready, and start
wandering in which ever direction is comfortable in the prevailing conditions...
Hey, it worked for Noah
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Old 27-02-2011, 13:41   #54
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

Wow, I must be the youngest one here realizing my "dream". For me, I never saw myself as a 9-5 guy. I recently sent a down payment on a 27' boat that I can learn to use well and live on while I work for a larger boat. My ideal life is going to be working over the internet and living on my boat while island hopping with my dog. When I look at my friends, with their fancy degrees and 7am to 10pm jobs I am honestly disgusted because we're not meant to live in an office forever. At least that's my take.
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Old 27-02-2011, 15:30   #55
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

Our dream is cruising the islands for 8 months then living at our tree farm and working the other 4 months during hurricane season. Maybe sell deer and turkey hunts. And sell chestnuts and pine during the hurricane season. Were on the fence between selling our current home or renting it out and having a rental company or a friend manage it time is T minus 4 years and counting. .
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Old 27-02-2011, 15:58   #56
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

that's what living the dream usually comes down to .. doing something you don't like so much so you can do what it is you're wanting to do. eventually you only live the dream and escape the rat race once and for all which is what my plan is about.
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Old 27-02-2011, 16:00   #57
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

I've been living the dream my entire life.

Every time I had a dream, I made it happen. Then I had to get another dream, and then that happened. Then another dream...

If I posted my resume and listed all the things I've done so far in my life, not many people would believe me~ and I've got several more dreams on the horizon I'm still working on.

I suppose the only one I'll not get to do is the zero gravity outer space dream, but that's just because I'm too busy enjoying a sundowner and blowing the conch horn...

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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

I dream of harem ships on the high seas.

I think it's a mirage though. Everytime I think I see one, it disappears before I can get to it.
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

Someone said "time is money". If that is true, then I'm a rich man. I've created a life where there are very few demands on my time. The only thing that is more over rated than money is work.

If one is willing to go without, then one is free to go...
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Old 27-02-2011, 17:29   #60
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Re: Living the Dream - What's Yours ?

Never had a good paying job but always 2 or 3 jobs at a time.
I loved to work, hard.
Recently I did a job search with credentials of weak mind and weak back.
I got two choices, either a plumber or a cruiser, so here I am.
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