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Old 18-04-2008, 02:49   #1
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New chapter in our lives

Here we go!!! We close on the sale of our home and property this morning at 9 a.m.. It has happened so fast, a week ago we had no prospects and some people drove by, saw our sign, stopped, looked, made an offer and bam, we'll be homeless in less than 5 hours!! We've been dreaming of this day for over two years, it's almost anticlimatic. We're selling with all furnishings, so we are walking out with essentially the clothes on our backs.
We'll be living in our camper near our waterfront lot near Gulf Shores. We'll be practicing up on our sailing skills with our friends on their boat on Ponchatrain near New Orleans. We're going to take the next year or so off, get healthy, physically and mentally, and start looking for the boat we'll liveaboard on.
We're so excited, we've worked so hard for the last 10 years that we need a break.
Anybody need a 50 year old couple to handle lines and teach some skills to?
Hope to see you all out there!
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Old 18-04-2008, 03:58   #2
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Congratulations! That's a BIG first step. Living in a camper will be good practice for living on a sailboat. You won't have the lullaby of the waves slapping on the hull, but at least you don't have to paint the bottom.
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Old 18-04-2008, 04:46   #3
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Way to go! Cutting the ties that dramatically is much harder than the rest of it. Join a yacht club and I'm sure you'll get plenty of opportunities to crew and gain experience in different boats. A year down the road you should have enough experience and knowledge to not only select a boat that suits your needs, but to handle her on your own.

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Old 18-04-2008, 05:26   #4
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That's the stuff DREAMS are made of.....CONGRADULATIONS & WELCOME
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