I have been lurking and reading here for a couple of weeks and thought I should introduce myself. I am a total novice
when it comes to sailing. I am actually still saving to take lessons, but my husband and I have dreams of cruising someday. I'm kind of obsessed with the idea.
I am 28 and he is 24 and we have a 3 year old and a 2 year old, so it will be a while. On the plus side, that gives us a lot of time to plan and save. We live on one income
, and that will be going up by about 30% over the next two years as he finishes his apprenticeship. Once the girls are in school
and I am back to work we should be able to save all of my income
and some of his. My husband works a seasonal job in construction, so as soon as the girls are grown we would have 6 months a year free to cruise
. When my husband is 52 he will be eligible for his pension and we could retire and go full time.
OK, I am probably putting the cart before the horse with all of these dreams, but indulge me. There are so few people who understand our dream. I am so glad to have found this forum. There is so much I can learn from all of you!