Hi my name is Jane and I'm engaged to a wonderful man Hamish.Our story is a little different, unlike 99.9% of everyone else on here we don't yet have a boat...ok I will explain
2 1/2 years ago I was told I had Parkinson's!! It was a huge low in my life, and then got worse. My husband at the time couldn't handle me being very sick and left me and my three kids
with very little money
and no where to live ( as he got the huge four bedroom house with in ground pool ). So there I was sick, alone and trying to care for three kids
. Until my knight in shining armour came into my life. Within four months we were engaged! All we have done though since we have been together is move closer to hospitals and go to appointment. I'm due soon to have major brain surgery it's called DBS ( deep brain stimulation ) it's a nine hour surgery, and I'll be out of action for about six month.
Even though the operation will help me a great deal, I have been advised to live the rest of my life to the fullest, while I can. We both have the same dream....to purchase
a boat and travel around Australia
. We have one small problem MONEY
, we are going to take a huge risk and sell everything we own and get our dream boat. We are going to have to do a few things different to what we had hoped though, work along the way being the main one.
The main reason I have joined this forum, is to get as much information on boating
as possible. For example where we can Moore for free, stop to get food
etc, and anything else I haven't yet thought of. Our main concern are the children
, I had to pass over full time care of them to my ex, until I had operation. Then once I was well enough I would get them back, but about a week ago I got the worst news any mum could get, my ex told me I wasn't getting my kids back, as I was an unfit mum!! Other than going to court to fight for them, which you have to understand is extremely hard for me, I would properly end up in hospital, because of nerves, and he knows that. So we are going to try and have them every school
holidays on the boat. When we tell them this I think it will be a bitter sweet moment, they will be extremely upset that mum and Hamish can't have them back, but on the other hand their going to be on a boat every school
holidays. My eldest is a very keen fisherman, and would fish
in a puddle, so imagine how he will react!!
So if anyone has any advice for us, please feel free to let me know. I told you it was a bit of a different story, and VERY long winded....thanks for reading about my crappy life ( until I met Hamish ) LOL. We are hoping we are making the right decision, and our life will be full of wonderful boating