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Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Preparation Stage | 0 comments

There is a lot going on around here

Now that Michele and I’s cruising plans have been put into high gear, getting ready to “retire” and begin cruising is hard! No really, it is. Let me list a few of our current projects for you…

  • Get the house ready to sell
    • New Fireplace Mantle DONE
    • New Bedroom Carpet IN PROGRESS
      • Carpet removed DONE
      • Carpet pad removed DONE
      • New carpet picked out
    • New Paint in Bedroom IN PROGRESS
    • Remove hideous 90’s wallpaper border from Bedroom DONE
    • Finish Crown Molding in Kitchen DONE
    • Paint the Shed IN PROGRESS
  • Become a PADI Divemaster
    • Assist with Open Water Diver classes IN PROGRESS
    • Attain 60 logged dives IN PROGRESS
  • Become better sailors
    • Join local yacht club DONE
    • Sail as often as possible IN PROGRESS
  • Sell my Saab
    • Meet with potential buyers IN PROGRESS
  • Get LASIK eye surgery
    • First appointment DONE
    • No contacts for 3 weeks IN PROGRESS
    • Surgery August 17th in Chicago UPCOMING
Dealing with the above (and more… part of which I’m really excited about, but it isn’t ready to show you guys yet!) while trying to continue in a job that my heart isn’t in anymore has been weighing on me recently. When it gets bad, I close my eyes and remember standing with Michele on the beach. The sand, wind, ocean… they all comfort me even tough they are a thousand miles away. Michele and I are doing our best to bring them quite a bit closer, however. The sacrifices we make now will allow us to cruise more comfortably (and sooner!) in the future, and I’m glad we’re making them. But life is not always mai tais and mini umbrellas… but at least it is exciting to be making progress in following our dreams.

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