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Old 16-09-2009, 15:14   #91
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You have given up trying to defend your lifestyle and are content with smugly thinking.....they don't have a clue what they are missing.

Well said. I knew (13 years ago) the first time I slept on my (new to me) Houseboat that I was done with living on land.
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Old 16-09-2009, 18:30   #92
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....if you go to your old address on Eagle Ln and there are strangers living in your house.....then you remember you sold it to buy the boat.

...if your kid can't go to school because the school district requires an address to enroll in the district. (This actually happened to me).
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Old 16-09-2009, 19:25   #93
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When invited to dinner at someones house you ask if you can have a shower.
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Old 16-09-2009, 20:15   #94
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"getting back to basics" doesn't involve moving into a cabin in the middle of the wilderness (you are still in touch with "civilization" when you so choose to be)
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Old 16-09-2009, 20:54   #95
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One of the best so far!!

Keep'em coming, I can't stop laughing and I don't live on a boat....yet
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Old 16-09-2009, 21:02   #96
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When invited to dinner at someones house you ask if you can have a shower.
"Can I bring my washing?"
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Old 20-09-2009, 03:30   #97
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definitely on the same wavelength there, only yesterday i took my washing to a landlubber's home for morning tea. hmm the buggers didnt offer to iron it...
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Old 20-09-2009, 03:33   #98
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one thing i often chuckle about is the million dollar ticky-tacky box dwellers looking at me looking at them.
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Old 20-09-2009, 05:43   #99
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Don't know how widely this is aired , saw a recent commercial where a kid is carrying a giant backpack through school. Me and wife just busted up. I just made her a giant backpack for carrying laundry. Its 3'x2'x14". I guess only a liveaboard could relate to that commercial that way.
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You know you're a live aboard when you wake up with a smile every day and pity the people who live in all those condos.

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I don't have to live on a boat, I get to live on a boat.

I moved into a house for them summer so I could work on refitting my cabin. I am about to move back on and when people say "you have to move back onto the boat?" I try and explain to them that I *get* to move back on the boat and even living in the house I spent as much time staying on the boat as possible (with out paying live aboard fees). It just didn't seem to register....I spent the summer living the American dream, in debt, over extended, living in my "summer house" during the week and my "yacht" on the weekend. Now I am going back to a more sensible way of life on my boat.


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Old 30-09-2009, 17:04   #102
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when land people ask me "aren't you cold living on a boat" SNIP.I just don't tell them about the mad dash to the "shore head" in the cold winter rain and/or snow on the dock...especially climbing up and coming back down an icy ramp....which on the coldest wettest mornings invariably is at a very low tide...waiting in bed a bit longer doesn't make things any better either
hEH HEH, man does that ever bring back some memories.

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You might be a live aboard if you know your nieghbor's name and actually talk to them on regular basis....I have been renting a house this summer, am surrounded by houses and in 5 months I don't even know what one of my neighbors look like...but through out the summer I was still invited to "dock parties" down at the marina, it will nice to be home.
In all the places I have lived in my entire life, living on a boat is the first time I have ever had a sense of being part of a "community" and the first time I ever felt I where I lived was home.
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You know you a live aboard when you think people who live in houses are wierd.
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... you know you're a live aboard when you grandchildren think you're the coolest people on earth.
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