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Old 03-02-2009, 09:56   #1
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Hi - I'm Katie and I'm Terrif...Excited...from Knoxville, TN

Hello,
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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Old 03-02-2009, 10:03   #2
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Well wishes, you sound like you sure "jumped" into it! Enjoy your learning curve on sailing. As a fairly new sailor I would say that regardless of what you read/heard; sailing is really pretty easy. Sailing well on the other hand takes a while.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:03   #3
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hi there guys, let me be the first to say, "welcome aboard!"
I too am in the same position as you two are.
I have the acumulation of 50 years worth of stuff from my parents as well as my stuff and I'm 53 yrs old!
Let me tell you, the more yard sales I have, the more stuff I seem to find to put in the next one!!

Good luck, and post some pics of your project when you find time.
We all would luv to see how much pain and suffering the other members have to endure as well.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:10   #4
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Hello, Katie.

Sea Gypsies are welcome here. Since your husband is an electronics tech, all you need to do is learn how to fix diesels, and you two will be all set for life aboard a boat.

Best wishes on your exciting lifestyle change!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:07   #5
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:15   #6
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We could use blessings, well wishes, positive thoughts, and a few sacrificial chickens over the next couple of months.
I'm sure you'll love Charleston. It's a beautiful town and there are close destinations only a short way away.
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hi sea gypsy: good luck with your down sizing .. sometimes it is very difficult to throw things out!! i just went from 2000 sq. ft. to 1200 sq. ft. and it was almost traumatic but well worth it. again good luck and hope you enjoy charleston and the deep south as much as i do .
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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.
Hi Katie,

Welcome! Your post was of interest to me because you guys are doing what we hope to do in a few years. We live in Nashville, and Charleston is definitely a place we're considering as an eventual sailing home base. What made you decide to sell the house and buy a boat? Will you have WiFi at your new home? Where would you like to take her once you've fixed her up? (I know - I'm nosy!)

I think this is an awesome plan, and I wish you all the best.

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I should have figured that out! Welcome to you, too! Looks like you've been able to find your way around here pretty well.
Thank you! I try to be forum-savvy.
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Aloha Katie and husband,
Welcome aboard!
Accumulation of stuff: It is amazing to me that I could have accumulated so many things since I was 17 and nearly everything I owned fit into a seabag. Americans truly are wealthy beyond the imagination of so many other cultures.
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Dear Mr & Mrs Terrif...excited,

Everyone else was too when they started

Charleston is very nice! We arrived there from Australia looking for boats. The architecture is amazing! Love those houses! Oh... we also love the way those people speak! "Youa'lleatyourchittlinsnowyahear"?


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