Well, the wife and I have decided to sell everything and move aboard. It has been a dream for a long time but, before we could get up the nerve we had to convince ourselves to take the Blue pill and get out of the Matrix!
Now that the kids
and grand kids
have finally moved out, and we know we really do not need all this crap in our lives, and do not have to be dutiful consumers, we are ready for our new adventure. The house is on the market, I told work they could let me telecommute or else, told our friends and family
. So yes, this S&%T just got real.
I am 56, the wife is 54 and we just do not want to look up one day and ask, How in the world did we end up here. It is a new and exciting chapter in our lives. And its funny
, how many "Dreamers" come out of the wood work to offer you advice on boats. For example - my Brothers who often talked a good game
but never went and did. All of a sudden they are flooding me with links and articles on boats; all of which go right in the bit bucket. And of course there are those still so intrenched in the Matrix that they say we can never make it, and, "what if this" and "what if that" My goodness.
Anyway, Once all our junk is gone, we are leaving Texas
for Punta Gorda Florida
where we will begin the task of shopping
for a sailboat. We are planning on getting a used but in fair to good shape boat, 32 to 38 feet for mostly coastal cruising. Our top end will be around $35000. I am a telecom engineer
and can do many many things "pretty well". We hope to be able to do most of the repairs
, changes, and work ourselves.
We plan to move right aboard choosing to not waste a single
moment more. I know we are in for a challenge and I know it will test us both but hey, As one of the authors says, "You gotta go to know!"
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we begin this wonderful journey. I hope to make many posts moving forward and know that we will be asking a few questions along the way. I know we will meet wonderful and colorful folk and make many new friends.
God Bless and fair seas,
Fr. George and Betty Jo