After so much time and effort remodeling our house, we are finally under contract. Erin and I have mixed feelings about this. We’ve worked for three years to make this house beautiful. It has all of our touches the way we wanted. We (unfortunately) spared no expense to make it the house that we could … More Under contract
I didn’t think I was a hoarder till I moved onto a boat … More Moving onto the boat
I imagined buying a boat would be much easier. I had no idea I would… … More I found a boat!
Trying hard to get to Florida so I can have time to buy a boat before the sailing season starts. there are a few details I’m still trying to finish up before I sell my house. I need to install smoke detectors in the downstairs. I need to caulk and pain a few things, need … More Still Finishing the House
This process of trying to sell my house and go sailing has been a big roller coaster of emotions. I’ve had moments when I was convinced we were just not going to be able to make it work. I’m still not entirely certain we can. There have been times when Doug was talking about traveling … More Emotional Roller Coaster
It’s been two months since Doug left for Florida. We remained in Colorado to finish enough on the house to feel comfortable putting it on the market. Since then, we’ve gotten the exterior of the house repaired and painted. We’ve gotten our bedrooms retextured, patched, and painted. The phone/ethernet jacks have been wired. We’ve gotten … More Impatient to Go
My very first time sailing was at night. Bill and I met at Chatfield Lake after work in October of 2016. I have very fond memories of that evening. We had the entire lake to ourselves. We had inconsistent wind, but when it was blowing, we got the boat heeled over to the point water was … More First night sail on Hermanos
We are 1 week from traveling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for our bareboat charter and ASA classes. We will be spending one week living aboard a monohull learning to sail in the ocean and seeing what our lives could look like as live aboard sailors, cruisers. Something a year ago i would have … More 101
i really felt confidant in my sailing skills. big wind comes, i point sail, boat goes… i knew my stuff 😉 … More We ran aground!
First time in 10 years that Hermanos is sailing! Joe’s first time sailing. … More Sailing Hermanos after 10 years