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Old 03-02-2009, 16:03   #16
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Oops, Mark, you said that to fast...<gr>
Dang!

We'll have to go back to the USA and learn the language again

I do have a photo.... lemme find it.... of Nicolle....

ahhh here it is:

Nicolle in Charleston for our first meal out in the USA, and she asks for a coke. The waitress asks something like "small or large" and greedy-guts goes for the......
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Old 03-02-2009, 16:07   #17
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The True Test......

Learning the "language" is one thing... but you're not a true southerner until you can eat boiled peanuts at a roadside stand without gagging...

Welcome aboard you two!
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Old 03-02-2009, 16:36   #19
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Learning the "language" is one thing... but you're not a true southerner until you can eat boiled peanuts at a roadside stand without gagging...

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Y'gotta float 'em in Co-Cola first.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:01   #20
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...congrats on moving from the house to your boat!!...we are in Charleston at Mariners Cay (folly beach), getting our boat ready to move aboard this spring...we also downsized from 2 houses of stuff to presently living in a house that is basically a storage shed for boat parts...almost no furniture...where do you berth your boat??

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Old 04-02-2009, 13:54   #21
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...congrats on moving from the house to your boat!!...we are in Charleston at Mariners Cay (folly beach), getting our boat ready to move aboard this spring...we also downsized from 2 houses of stuff to presently living in a house that is basically a storage shed for boat parts...almost no furniture...where do you berth your boat??

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Practically neighbors, considering that this forum is global-wide! We're going to be moving it the the City Marina on Saturday.
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Old 01-02-2010, 13:37   #22
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Well, it's been almost a year and we are getting ready to leave Charleston. That is if we can finish fixing the boat. If you want to see what we've been up to, here is our blog.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:08   #23
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when you sell your house you will find out what downsizing really means .. unless you already did that
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I'm Katie hailing from Knoxville, TN. We just bought a 33' Soverel Mark I in Charleston and are planning on moving to Charleston and working/living on her. I'm a technical writer and my husband is an electronics technician.
Neither of us know how to sail but we do know how to make our lives interesting.
We could use blessings, well wishes, positive thoughts, and a few sacrificial chickens over the next couple of months.
We are selling our 2002 sq. ft. home and all of the accessories. What we can't sell, we are giving away.
It's amazing how much accumulates over the decades.
Thank you for letting me a part of this forum.
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Katie & Partner,

The positive thoughts part is so important. I just bought my first real boat and the negativities, financial burden and learning curve can really take a toll. On the other hand, if it is your dream DONíT GIVE UP! Eventually things will start falling in place. For me some really good things are starting to come out of the bad and if I let the boat go I would never forgive myself.

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Having less stuff is remarkably liberating. The only things I really missed from my first time moving aboard were my blues albums.
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Having less stuff is remarkably liberating. The only things I really missed from my first time moving aboard were my blues albums.
Fair winds to you two.
We fortunately only had CDs. We sold many but we still have quite a few in albums. We have no shortage of entertainment.
I think the only thing I really miss is hot water. I have to boil water on the coleman propane stove for everything, Oh, and a flush toilet would be nice.
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hey Katie and Mike...we hope to leave charleston this week for points south...our boat still needs a lot of work, but we can probably get more done where it is warm...when and where are you headed...?...

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Hi George and Doris,
Our annual lease runs out at the end of February. We are planning on leaving either the 28 or March 1st. We will see how the weather plays out.
We are planning on stopping at St. Marys, Ga for a couple of days and then too Jacksonville for a few days and then down to the keys. We don't have it all planned out yet. I've heard that Marathon has a good mooring ball basin and that there are places you can anchor out in Key West and dinghy into downtown.
What's your boat's problems?
Where are you planning on heading and when?
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