Sep 172016
 

As I sat in my evil lair and began my cunning plans for an island invasion, I needed to decide which island would be the lucky one to enjoy my visit.  In the Hawaiian chain there are basically 5 islands where one can realistically settle in, at least someone of my age and on my […]

Jan 262016
 

Or perhaps to be more specific, I miss the solitude and peace of living alone, or at least with non human roommates.  When I was out at the marina, the good one, on the Free Spirit, it was relatively quiet.  Most of the time all you could hear was the wind blowing, the waves crackling against […]

Nov 192013
 

Here’s a question for you to ponder over your morning cup of the beverage of your choice: Which makes you feel more better?  Getting something…or getting rid of something? Does going out shopping, for whatever, and acquiring something new, shiny, or high in fat and calories make you happier? Or does tossing something out, selling […]

Jun 292013
 

Met the couple who are interested in swapping boats this afternoon.  I knew immediately we were going to hit it off when the wife came out of the car wearing an Apple hat.  Sure enough, by the time they were leaving, she was downloading some of my apps on her iPhone.  Real nice folks, semi […]

Another Marina Changes Owners…

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Jun 282013
 

Seems to be trend here.  Sunset Marina, located on the north west side of Stock Island, has changed ownership.  It doesn’t look like our favorite evil warlord is involved in the purchase, at least he is not named as such, but this sale bears watching. Sunset Marina is very similar to the marina where I […]

Jun 262013
 

Got to enjoy a nice lunch and visit with Dodd and Alanda from Okeechobee today.  They are down here scouting for living quarters.  Looks like they will be coming here real soon if everything works out. I mentioned that both of them have their own blogs going now…. Dodd’s is Changing My Latitude, while Alanda’s […]

Jun 172013
 

The kid who bought a $1500 van and lived in it while attending college was quite the inspirational story.  Managing to get his degree without running up thousands of dollars in student debt.  Well, this guy did him one better: Student lives on “Yacht” while going to school. I give him credit for creative and […]

28 Times Later…

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Aug 012012
 

28 times.  That is how many times I have moved from one place to another since I took off for college 4 decades ago.  The longest I have stayed in any one place was about 13 years, and the shortest, a few weeks.  On average I move every 16 months.  I’ve lived in just about […]

The clutter monster never sleeps…

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Apr 242012
 

Monday I had some big plans. Take care of some Internet work in the morning. Stop by and pick up a package I was expecting in the early afternoon, head downtown for sunset. It all fell apart when I noticed the broken pedal on the bike was about at the end of it’s economical usefulness. […]

The joy of not owning stuff…

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Mar 262012
 
The joy of not owning stuff...

I don’t want to say for sure right just yet as nothing is certain but it would appear that my financial fortunes may well take a turn towards improvement here in the very near future. The tax bill has been covered and will be taken care of in April and beyond that I have no […]

Tiny Houses and rv’s in the news…

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Mar 202012
 

I haven’t talked much lately about tiny houses and rv’s so here are a couple nice links I found today on that very subject. From Treehugger, 15 lesson in Rv living. A slide show but worth a look. There are links to explore each concept further. Note the nice modern designs using Airstream trailers. Tiny […]

Minimalism…Seller’s Remorse…

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Feb 062012
 

Just about all of us at one time or another have experienced buyer’s remorse. That godawful feeling you get a couple days after you have purchased something. It usually happens with a large expensive purchase. The moment after you sign the mortgage papers and realize that 30 years is a loooonnng time to making payments […]