Cape Hatteras – folklore?

August 18, 2018 After feeling a little sick to my stomach, both literally and figurately (see last week’s post on that), I settled into some routines on day 2 of the passage. I still didn’t have my feet under me, but the sea bands were […]

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We closed the deal!

August 13, 2018 Last week, it was a mad scramble of activity – between indoor yard sales, working full-time, trying to get this boat to close while the previous owner, Pascal, was in Key West, and everyone saying it couldn’t be done. Well, we did […]

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Nearing the finish line…

Now that the deal is coming together, Erik and I took a deep breath and made a final push to crank everything out before we head down to Florida to bring our little girl home. This included packing and storing all non-essential items that won’t […]

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Sales to Sails…

There is nothing more frustrating than taking inventory of all your furniture, clothes, knick knacks, and even jewelry to realize what a materialistic world we live in, how much we’ve spent on ‘stuff’, and how little it’s now worth – until you list it for […]

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Getting geared up!

OK, not gonna lie – I hate departing with hard earned money. I don’t think any of us who work our asses off want to just buy things for the sake of having “things”. In this case, though, many items are needed to actually live […]

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It’s official!!

Last week we showed our home. This week, everything changes. The lovely couple from Minnesota signed the lease and will move in on September 15!! I couldn’t be more excited for them. I think what they are doing is terrific. The husband is a Navy […]

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We show the house!

Last week our offer was completely ignored. This week, we realize how impatient we are. Writing last week’s blog I realized a few things: first, I like my routines until I can’t stand them, and second, I have zero patience – I want to start […]

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Making an offer

Last week we started to get sad about the house not renting already. This week, we make a reluctant and risky offer. So Erik and I are fantasizing about this house getting rented when out of nowhere the text comes in from our yacht broker. […]

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Waiting Impatiently

Last week, we listed the house. This week, we fight impatience! Well so far, the house has NOT rented and we only had one person come by to see the house. We were so excited for this person to see our house. After scrubbing every […]

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Putting the house up for rent

Last week we found the boat of our dreams. This week reality sets in. We knew this would be a bit of a challenge when our property manager told us, “It’s too bad you didn’t decide to do this three weeks earlier. I had someone […]

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