In the weeks since my last post, my wife returned back home for a couple of weeks. There she went through the last remaining items that we could find in the house. Sold off what she could, and gave away the rest. Netting a little over $2000 (adding the the crushing fund) after selling odds and ends stuff we never used. The last thing we did before she came back down was put the house up for sale. Yes, it’s official. We were very nervous, excited and scared at the same time. The only place we have known since we got married. Our first home, now up for sale like we are abandoning her. She has served us well in the last several years for a place of rest and enjoyment. Now it is time to move on to our next adventures.
While my wife was back home selling things, I had a day off and made arrangements to go view another vessel. This one was a 1993 German made Bavaria. At 39′ and $66k, it seemed very plausible. I made the two hour trip, and met the very nice family that literally got into port the previous day. They had been sailing on it for the last year. I knew it was sea worthy, as they brought it from the Mediterranean, down the coast of Africa, through the Caribbean, Bahamas, and landed in Fort Lauderdale. For living on it for the past year, it was kept up well. The bilges were dry, had everything on it minus a wind generator and water maker. I really liked it but had to have the wife look at it before we could decide on anything. You know, ‘if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy’. We shall see. In the meantime, while I’m scouting out for new living quarters, we will also need somewhere to park a new home until we start living ‘on the hook’. I can just picture our new home parked here in the neighborhood.