Summer Has Come, and starting to go….
As Summer is coming to an end I realize how I have neglected keeping our site up to date. So here is an “Over All” for
4Winds with her new paint and non skid
what we have done, and not done this summer. We started the summer off with our “Anniversary” trip up the Arkansas river and this was the highlight of our Spring. As we keep working, driving this semi, adding to our nest egg, we start wondering about the future and all we want to do, and realize we are not getting any younger. So we start wondering when we get to the point we can’t sail any longer (age) what are we going to do? Now I am 50, and Kathie is… well, any way, younger than me. But when we get to the point that we are needing to be “home” and not gallivanting all over the Atlantic, Caribbean, and who knows where else, where are we going to plant roots again…
Are we going to become anchored to a marina somewhere? Paying those Marina Fees? And so Our mind wandered…
In the mean time we Came back to Island Harbor Marina several time through the summer, got 4Winds Painted, looking more and more like a respectable sailboat every time we spend time on her. We didn’t go out as often as we wanted.
By the way this summer Island Harbor Marina has officially changed owners.
And now is under new management. I am happy for them, although my disgust for the place has had it toll on Kathie and I.
We are making plans to relocate, in September, to Little Rock Yacht Club, in Little Rock Arkansas. This will be our official Summer coming to and end trip. So Kathie has stayed home through this Labor Day Weekend, as I continue to relocate freight between California and North Carolina, one mile at a time, she has put most of our big stuff (BBQ grill, tools etc.) in storage.
Back to the thoughts of when we are just too old to sail…
So that brings me back to the thoughts we are pondering, what to do when we return to the USA from the big blue. We have decided to make an additional investment in a lot, a piece of waterfront property in Bay St Louis Ms, here we can have our own dock, own utilities, own little piece of paradise, oh and our own worries when a hurricane wants to come our way! But anyway at least I get to keep my big BBQ grill LOL.
Our current status is still a slave to the pavement, still rolling this truck one mile at a time, but these days are short. The truck will be paid off in six weeks, and the loan for all the repairs (engine transmission and rear end) will be paid off in and additional 6-8 months, so that puts us free of this debt by mid 2017. At that point we are getting our blue water boat, as hope to be seeing you on the big blue somewhere!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend all,
Jack and Kathie