Jan 222017
 
It's A Lifestyle, Not A Fad...

2017 marks 15 years since I began a long, sometimes difficult, but always rewarding move towards a minimalist lifestyle.  Back in 2002 I was living in a house which I owned, and owed money on.  I had credit card debt, motorcycle loans, and had even bought a second piece of property, namely a rv lot […]

Jan 012017
 

Whew!  If you are reading this, in this current dimension in which we exist, congratulations.  You survived 2016.  A lot of people didn’t.  So if you are reading this from a dimension beyond the grave, drop a comment and let us know how things are.  Just curious. It was a helluva year.  If there is […]

Dec 302016
 

Remember HWSNBN?  You should.  Most of this blog centered around his antics during 2013 and 14.  For those of you new to the Fritter, HWSNBN, (He Who Shall Not Be Named), is a greedy bastard of a developer who bought out the Oceanside Marina on Stock Island where I used to reside on my little […]

Sep 132016
 
Aloha From Maui...

Yes, I am just as surprised as you are.  To semi quote a famous old rock band, “What a long strange trip it has been.”  But here I am, at the other end of the world, sitting on an island thousands of miles from the mainland, and enjoying every minute of it. “So, what happened.”, […]

Aug 202016
 

It’s been nearly 7 years now since I paid off my last debt.  It was the infamous credit card which I had maintained for over 30 years.  I borrowed heavily with it, and in the final months, I had maxed it out to finance my paddle board business.  It was then I received a thank […]

Yup. They Did It Again…

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Dec 132015
 

Last year about this time, when I was living in Sunset Marina on Stock Island, we, the few, the proud, the lowly liveaboards, got a nice holiday gift from said marina.  Namely, a rent increase.  It hurt, the timing sucked, and it left a very bad taste in everyone’s mouth.  I wrote a post about […]

Aug 232015
 

For all the bluster and bullshit of Friday night, nothing has changed.  The evicted tenant is still in his room.  If he is leaving he is showing no signs of it so far.  The landlord has calmed down and said nothing more to my knowledge.  When I saw him yesterday he said nothing about what […]

Jul 212015
 

Yesterday whilst sifting through the hundreds of spam emails I get every day now, and special thanks to the son of bitches who felt it necessary to put me on said email lists…We will meet someday…I happened across a comment from Martha, down in the Caribbean.  Normally if I get a good comment I might […]

Mar 222015
 

For the moment, I’ll be closing down this chapter of my life.  Not having a boat means I’m just another land lubber with a Captain’s license and nothing but war stories to share.  I do miss the boat to a certain extent, there was just something special about owning and living on a sailboat which you […]

Feb 252015
 

I have the boat up for sale, again.  But this time for sure.  I’ve bounced back and forth over this decision for a long time now and I’ve decided it’s time to give up living on the water, and move onto the next adventure.  Provided of course the damn thing sells. I preach a lot […]

Feb 152015
 
A Rough Week...

Firstly, let me say that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and messages that I have received over the last few days.  From comments here, to Tammy’s touching post on the peanut, to some of my followers on Twitter, it’s really helped me get through all this.  Obviously, the loss of a pet […]

Jan 272015
 

As of this writing I still have not heard any updates regarding moving the mooring.  It was the weekend and it has been windy.  But time is running very short.  The marina manager has been quite nice about all this and in fact would prefer I stay.  For the rent of course.  But we do […]

Jan 242015
 

CYA means, “Cover Your Ass”.  I’m waiting to hear if and when the mooring will be moved to the new location so I can more better plan on what will happen from there.  But given the nature of what I need and all, I have put the boat back on the market for sale.  Time […]

Jan 232015
 

Today I gave notice to the marina that I will be departing in some way, shape, or form at the end of the month.  No matter what else happens, I ain’t coming up with another $720 to stay here.  I either get towed out, sail out, or walk out.  For now, it looks like towing […]