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Old 14-10-2011, 16:42   #91
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Ah, such true and honest words to be given freely to those who have not known rock soup.
Rock soup!?.....bloody luxury....

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Old 14-10-2011, 16:49   #92
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oooooooooooooooooooh... rock soup..i know that one....is what ye have when ye cant catch any fishies......
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:35   #93
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It is almost one year since Dan last posted on this thread, would be nice to know how he is making out I have lived very simply many times, othertimes I had money to burn and pissed away every penny. I think it is easy to be a minimalist when one is by oneself. To find another minimalist that you want to share life with is very rare in my belief. I may have blown one or two prospects in my past because I wasn't flexible enough. Now I think it will be near impossible to find a lady that would be willing to live with basicaly no comforts when in these later years it is more arduous to deal with cramped quarters and primitive facilitys.
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It is almost one year since Dan last posted on this thread, would be nice to know how he is making out I have lived very simply many times, othertimes I had money to burn and pissed away every penny. I think it is easy to be a minimalist when one is by oneself. To find another minimalist that you want to share life with is very rare in my belief. I may have blown one or two prospects in my past because I wasn't flexible enough. Now I think it will be near impossible to find a lady that would be willing to live with basicaly no comforts when in these later years it is more arduous to deal with cramped quarters and primitive facilitys.

"Adventure" is not too difficult to sell. Gotta look in the right places though. There's plenty of Euro girls backpacking their way across continents as we speak. American girls that appreciate simplicity are extremely rare (assuming you're from america), but this is a big planet. Luckily, for people like us, the farther you sail, the smaller the planet gets
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Old 14-10-2011, 18:39   #95
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one does not have to go that far to find minimalist single females. you males keep looking so hard you dont look under your own noses or in your own back yards, as it were..
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Old 14-10-2011, 22:09   #96
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I am planning on going this route of living aboard myself, just a few months to go before I am packing up and headed to Florida from Colorado. Have a 22' O'Day that I am going to spend some time sailing the Keys to gain some experience then hope to find a little larger of a boat and head over to the Bahamas. Dan's blog was interesting reading and can not wait to read more about his adventures.
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Good on you Skipper Dan, I'll be joining the league of landless minority soon. A couple of things left to do, looking at summer 2013, if the world doesn't end 12/21/2012.
Same here. Boat works are coming along fine, a job obligation to complete by July of 2013 and then I'm outta here.
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I just got divorced Oct 15th. That was last year I had the operation. I wanted Cindy to come along but she has a good job she did not want to leave. She is driven by money. She will die with hundreds of thousands in the bank, I will die happy.

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Used to fly big jets for a living, then decided to give it up. Drew a graph with the money I had going down to zero when I am 80 years old ( have to die at 80 or the kids have to feed me) still above the line, never been so relaxed or happier! "DO IT DON"T WAIT" When your old it's too late! Go sailing! Alex
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I was poor once trying to live in the woods of Maine. Love Maine but poverty sucks.
My "rich big brother" who made alot more before the economy took a dump is around $2mil in debt, the value of his house has been cut in half....etc. . While he struggles by with a 6 figure income and everything he does is to keep the IRS off his back and keep his home I am quite comfortable at 2/3 the "poverty level" with 20-30% of my income going to gettign my boat ready to do what this forum is all about.....his poverty sucks alot more than mine does.
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