Weekend Outing

We are no longer homeowners as I mentioned last week.  Now, there’s still a lot to do to get ready, but we can work on the sorting, shopping list creating, etc. on the weekends and evenings without having to worry as much about house projects too.  I still need to mow, but it’s a lotContinue reading “Weekend Outing”

Things are getting real

There’s been a lot happening in the last 10 weeks.  Let me explain. In early July, Sandy was looking on Facebook and found a house for rent that looked like it might be a good fit for us.  We could have the dogs, there was a fenced back yard, rent was comparable to our currentContinue reading “Things are getting real”

Transitions

Right now, we are undergoing a ton of transitions it feels like.  Our oldest son is starting his second year of college.  He didn’t really care for dorm life, so he got an apartment and a job to help pay for it.  We are selling our belongings on a massive scale.  The house is upContinue reading “Transitions”

Charter successes

The last post I talked a bit about how it was confidence building to get the sails up and sail on our own.  But the whole trip was really a confidence booster.  We had opportunities, even though we didn’t sail much, to practice a lot of other skills and really show ourselves that we canContinue reading “Charter successes”

Wind (?) on the open water

We got to the spend the week on a sailboat in the Pacific Northwest.  I’m pretty deliberate about saying we spent a week on a sailboat, because to say we sailed for a week would be a bit of an overstatement!  In typical Lever fashion….we were lacking wind or when we had it, it wasContinue reading “Wind (?) on the open water”

Certified…or Certifiable Sailors!

We wrapped up our American Sailing Association 101 and 103 courses, with the Victoria Sailing School, a couple of weeks ago.  What this entailed was taking our last practical lesson, which was on a J/30, so it was about eight feet longer than the other boats we’ve been on and taking our two tests. FirstContinue reading “Certified…or Certifiable Sailors!”

Scuba diving

Once we decided that we would set sail, we all agreed that for both practical and pleasure purposes, scuba would be a good skill to have. There will always be under the boat work to do, such as scraping growth off of the hull or maybe even untangling line from a propeller. Beyond that, itContinue reading “Scuba diving”

Money is a renewable resource…Time is not — Ben from Sailing Nahoa

I’ve actually tried about five different versions of this post.  It’s about money.  One of the more common questions I get is, “How can you afford to live like that?”  I understand at the heart of the question is, how can you afford not to work.  As I’ve written the previous versions of this, IContinue reading “Money is a renewable resource…Time is not — Ben from Sailing Nahoa”