Well...here we go...phase two...Four months ago I received an inter-company email
announcing a lay off and asked for volunteers. I was the first to sign up. Apparently our new owners from a third world country decided to extort 23 million from the coffers and take off. Unfortunately for them, they were caught by the BOD. But we saw our customer base dwindle within weeks.
I had bought my vessel a year ago and saw it as a perfect opportunity to get it ready for voyaging. In another thread, I talk about the engine rebuild
and other repair
I lucked out with the housing crunch. Kind of saw it coming and bailed out 6 months before the crash. Since then I have been mortgage-less.
I've spent the last few months getting the new house ready to rent to support my boat
habit. She's not quite ready yet to take off south, so I'll shake the money
tree for another year. But at least I am now on the boat
. What a change emptying a 2000 sq.ft. house into a 35 ft. boat! The aft cabin
looks like a bomb went off in it. I can't find a damn thing!
I have tried taking off before. Two times in fact. So maybe 3 is a charm after all.