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Old 09-01-2014, 17:28   #76
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as I said to my daughter " 24 and out the door"

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What did Mama say?

See, over here, she has last word. Period.

I'm working on a plan.
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Old 09-01-2014, 18:11   #77
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We bought to big of a boat? We bought the Eagle so when our children move out, we could sell the house, and live on the boat. However, we did not think about buying to big of a boat, so they could move on the boat WITH US.

The second year we move aboard, right after we sold the house, our youngest daughter call to inform us she was driving home with a 7 year old, one year old and PG. My wife bought the Eagle as it big, stable and safe enough for her grandchildren. On second thought, maybe we did not buy a BIG enough boat? Grandchildren are a whole lot better than children at least you can give them back.

Three years ago our oldest (now thirty) showed up with her two children. I could kick her to the street, so could my wife (her mother), but her ace in the hole is the grandkids. How do you kick them to the street?
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Three years ago our oldest (now thirty) showed up with her two children. I could kick her to the street, so could my wife (her mother), but her ace in the hole is the grandkids. How do you kick them to the street?
A little less back swing.
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This is a great thread! Keep 'um coming folks really enjoying this one, and learning a lot!
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A little less back swing.
Sorta like leading them a little less right?
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We gave our kids (had 4) 1 year after graduating from college to live at home free. First year after that $250 a month, second year after that $500 a month and so on. Son said, for that money I might as well live somewhere else -- I said, that's the idea!

None stayed long after the first year. We only got one back during a divorce and it was the same rule. If you charge them and keep raising it, they leave. I love them, but there comes a time when they gotta go.
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We gave our kids (had 4) 1 year after graduating from college to live at home free. First year after that $250 a month, second year after that $500 a month and so on. Son said, for that money I might as well live somewhere else -- I said, that's the idea!

None stayed long after the first year. We only got one back during a divorce and it was the same rule. If you charge them and keep raising it, they leave. I love them, but there comes a time when they gotta go.
And do you give credit? how do you charge a kid that has no job and tooo lazy to look? kick the on the street?
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And do you give credit? how do you charge a kid that has no job and tooo lazy to look? kick the on the street?

Truth be known, I was pretty much kicked to the street, and looking back it was one of the best things My Father ever did for me
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A couple more:

You will probable get to know and/or see your crew/neighbor/passengers more than you intended or wanted to. Boat living areas tend to be limited/small with thin walls, anchorage/moorage/slips tend to be close. So there can be OMG moments!

Many cruisers/live a boards have alternative, colorful different live styles. So you may have to keep an open mind, be more accepting and understanding. Many of us have a under lying reason for cruising and/or live aboard.

Sort of along the same lines, your life may be on display for other to see as people tend to looking at water/boats/marines. So donít be surprise if someone is looking/watching. Most boats have binoculars, and so do many land people. I assume somebody is usually watching. Be careful what you adjust and/or scratch.

Many people have the idea/view that most cruisers/live a boards can not afford to live on the dirt, one step above being homeless, and second class as we do not pay our share of taxes. So donít be surprised if you are not well received especially if anchoring/mooring.

Cruisers and live a boards do not have the same rights as living on the dirt. City/towns/marinas can/will change rules/regulations and give 30 day vacate notice with out much recourse. The reason is you own the boat and in theory can move it to another location. We where giving a 30 day notice, so make sure you have a plan B.
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Many people have the idea/view that most cruisers/live a boards can not afford to live on the dirt, one step above being homeless, and second class as we do not pay our share of taxes. So donít be surprised if you are not well received especially if anchoring/mooring.
The good news is that seems to be a (largely) US attitude. Come to Europe .
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