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”

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!”

Spartan Trifecta

I know I have written about the challenges of Spartan Races before, but this weekend was a bit more special.  A Spartan Trifecta is running completing a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast in one race season.  Once you complete the three races and you are a member of the Trifecta Tribe.  Nice little marketing bitContinue reading “Spartan Trifecta”

Challenges

Challenges and change are intertwined.  This past week I’ve been thinking a lot about challenges.  If something in life is a challenge, when you are through it, you will be forever changed on the other side.  The degree of change may vary, but the change is inevitable. Probably the most obvious place you see thisContinue reading “Challenges”

Where will you go?

Where will we go? As we dare to dream and give voice to our visions, we get two big questions: Where are you going to go? How are you paying for this? I clearly remember the excitement and awe I felt when I graduated from high school.  I was inspired to live big…    “Congratulations!Continue reading “Where will you go?”

The WhatAbouts

What About…??? Let’s face it, change can be hard.  And right now, we are we planning for radical changes in our lives.  What began as a seed of thought in the back of our minds, became rooted in our conversations, and has now grown into concrete plans.  And, of course, we are now talking moreContinue reading “The WhatAbouts”

Our Dream

A year or so ago, my wife and I were sitting in the hot tub talking.  While we were talking, she tells me her retirement dream is to buy an RV and travel North America.  I listened and thought that sounds cool and fun.  I hadn’t thought about retirement plans, because I still have sevenContinue reading “Our Dream”