Originally Posted by tgzzzz
You've mentioned living in Asia
previously. Wouldn't that be about the cheapest place on the planet, and still provide access to food
, spares, and people? But I guess has few opportunies to make money
........But you hit the nail on the head
about the making money
side - it is of course doable, but from past experiances too much of a PITA (aka too much like hardwork! for too little gain - at least for me). Well, for anything legit involving paying taxes
But I do miss being out there - in an ideal world would be 6 months here (I really like being here! and hereabouts) and 6 months (or so) in SE Asia
(the winter months!).....I have done the "travelling" thing, so the novelty of arriving in new places well worn off - what works for me is having a life that I can build up and that involves people (not to say that I am really a people person
), and that takes time / years - meeting new people 24/7 just (for me) gets old real quick. Anyway, did the 2 lives thing for a decade or so
......would be nice to have a boat both ends, but that for the future......
In regard to the no WIFI
- plusses and minuses to that (I spend too much time on da 'net - folks may have noticed
).....but in any event will still have at least an internet
connection at DOJ
homebase, even if I only use once a week. I do expect withdrawal symptoms though
.....but cheers for the connection suggestions
On the 80% rule
, I think that sounds a good approach
.....to be honest, I have been using the refurb
over recent years as a way of hiding away from the world - things being 100% in advance of doing not really me, historically was more of a "f#ck it, lets see what happens"
type of approach to life. Often involving stupidity and alcohol (albeit not always both
Well, today I painted the saloon bilge
(white), might give it another coat tommorow (or maybe not
) - I figured that was on my needed list as means I can now put the floorboards back! (after a week? to harden off).
But I also then got sidetracked into a couple of not really neccessary jobs
- in the aft cabin
, which is still very much a work in progress, that don't really matter as I long since decided it would primarily be a walk in locker / storage
area (I actually prefer the Saloon
bunks).....but would be nice for the aft cabin
to be at least partway done as I suspect that once filled up with stuff it will be an all day job to empty!
Tommorow is fixing one of the forehatch stays - frozen solid
.....last time I had a crack at it I couldn't get the bolts undone
....I suspect that will be another 5 minute all day job!....then back into the aft cabin......
Anyway, cheers to all for the best wishes