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Downsizing – Now It’s Getting Real

Downsizing Part 2 – Things are getting real In my last post, I shared that we had looked at some apartments in Seattle and started to clear out clutter as we begin downsizing from our home.  A lot has happened since that post! Over the past few weeks, I have been purging everything in this …

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Downsizing to Live on a Boat

Downsizing our Home Scott and I have been working on downsizing our home for the past year. You will recall that two years ago we were making preparations for me to move to Belize and we began removing clutter.  That project is never ending. Since I have not been working these past few months, we …

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Boat Safety & Comfort

Boat Show Takeaways including Safety & Comfort At this year’s Seattle Boat Show, Scott and I found ourselves talking to different vendors about safety and comfort.  If we are going to keep Kokomo for another year, I want to make some changes to help improve these items. SmartPlug I had read about the SmartPlug product …

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Seattle Boat Show 2018 Tour

Seattle Boat Show 2018 Last Saturday, Scott and I attended the Seattle Boat Show for the tenth year in a row. This is the largest boat show on the west coast. If you recall from my last blog, we planned on staying the night on the boat Friday and Saturday, to have a “staycation” in …


Life Without Mac

Life without our golden retriever Mac Scott and I have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of condolences for the loss of our golden retriever Mac. Last Thursday we said a very tearful goodbye to our boy, who would have been 15 in April. This is the first time in twenty-eight years that I have …

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Saying Goodbye to our Golden Retriever Mac

Saying Goodbye to Mac Sadly, Scott and I are saying goodbye to our golden retriever Mac tonight.  To say we are heartbroken and devastated is an understatement. Anyone who has ever had the joy of living with a pet understands this.  They are more than animals, they are our kids. When Scott and I met, …


Fletcher Woodworks Gift Items

Fletcher Woodworks Cutting Boards & Utensils This past Christmas my brother in-law, Kurt gave us some great gifts from his Fletcher Woodworks business. If you recall, Kurt has helped us out tremendously on the boat, including helping us dock on our first day.  He is also a very talented woodworker! We have a joke in …

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Dock neighbors helping each other

Dock neighbors are your second set of eyes When Scott and I started mooring our boat Kokomo at Elliott Bay Marina, we didn’t think too much about the importance of our dock neighbors. With over one thousand boats in the marina and us being moored at the very end, our boat is just a spec …

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Looking Back on 2017

A Year in Review 2017 – Looking Back What a year 2017 has been.  Looking back at everything we accomplished, we feel pretty proud.  Scott and I have had the dream of owning a boat for over seven years. Each New Year, we would review our lives and make a new plan, but until we …


This Holiday Season We’re Thankful For

Thankful This Holiday Season This past year has certainly been a journey and Scott and I are so thankful this holiday season. When we sold The Wine Alley two years ago, we were not sure what to expect nor what was in store for us. The plan was to buy a boat, but first I …