A lot of people ask for donations and such on various blogs, for all sorts of things, sometimes they are good things, sometimes they are not, and many times the "asking" isn't well considered beforehand.
We just went on a tight budget
, Robert. My wife and I have been married 31 years, raised 5 children
, a couple of our 11 grand children
and we're still paying bills for some of them who have been either less fortunate, or less responsible.
Mean time, we're going to make some pretty hard and difficult choices over the next few months to learn to sail, be able to buy our boat, get our skills up, and work our asses off in the mean time.
As I see it, Robert, with myself being a noob here (like you) and most folks here seem to be doing similar things (wanting to cruise
, sail to far-off-lands or never return to real life) I will simply say, Robert, I will wish you best of luck, but won't be sending donations.