10 Things to do before going cruising, made easy:
Set a 20 year savings plan allowing us to retire before 55, afford a boat and not have to worry about money during our sailing adventures
Avoid buying fancy expensive shiny toys
Save (a lot) more money
Buy a boat
Learn how to sail the boat
Sell a business
Sell a house
Yes! We sold our house. We both have big smiles on our faces.
This past week we were back at our house moving the remaining belongings out and getting ready for the close. The days have been a series of “lasts” for us. We ate at our favorite restaurants for the last time. We met some of our closest friends for the last time (well, we hope to see them again, just not in Atlanta). Mark met with his poker buddies for the last time. They have had a regular game for over 15 years. We slept in a real bed with pillow top king-size mattress for the last time. Boats in our price range do not offer king beds and pillow top mattresses. We enjoyed a big screen TV with surround-sound for the last time. We paid our cable, gas, garbage, property tax, homeowners association and electric bills for the last time. We experience the horrid Atlanta traffic for the last time.
We are now making our trek home to Cream Puff in St. Petersburg for the last time. We saw Atlanta in the rear view mirror for the last time.