Sunday, October 27, 2013


Boaters love to tell everyone that BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand. They call $1000 a Boat Unit. That may well be true, but lately our house has been getting all the thousands broken out on it. Having the driveway graveled, tiling four bathroom floors, all new carpet, new A/C unit installation and a new hot water heater took several B.O.A.T. units. Whoever buys this house is going to get one nice place to live.
The For Sale sign is up and we officially have our house on the market. Way back in late 2010 we started to take little steps toward our goal of cruising on a sailboat. From the day Brenda said, "So, here is my timeline." we have geared much of our time toward this goal. Practicing sailing and reading everything we could find on sailing skills and adventure were the easy parts. Getting rid of our trash/treasure and updating the house were more difficult to get enthused about. We have nearly cleaned the house out, but we still have a mountain of stuff in the big garage to dispose of yet. We have decided to just donate it all except for our remaining furniture. We still need to have a place to sit and sleep until we actually sell the house.

Mike can't wait until the day he gets to advertise his big beautiful snowblower for sale. Three to four hours of snowblowing in the dark after work is not his favorite activity. Brenda on the other hand may actually miss her big riding lawn tractor. She always seemed content when she plugged in her headphones and mowed for 2 to 3 hours. It was her free time to let her mind wander as the grass clippings flew.


No comments:

Post a Comment