With all this talk about budgeting and saving and boat projects… seems remiss to not talk about the other part we need to take care of: OURSELVES! xD
This entails quite a bit of things in various categories in our lives. Both of us have passport issues to deal with (name changes are game changers). I want us to get our local recreational certification just so that we know that we know that we know. We have to admit to ourselves that we are old couch potatoes and that needs to change ASAP. We’ll have to add $70/mo to the budget to go to the swim center and use their workout room! Plus we both need more sailing time.
I have gotten a lot of boating time via the school but I have not gotten any sailing time in. My plan last summer was to crew for the yacht club racers but I thought you were assigned a team and there was communication as to which team one was on. Apparently in our quaint little blue collar town, you just show up with your gear on and then it’s first come first served as to who gets to be on a boat. Well NOW I KNOW! >_< So this summer I plan on sailing as much as possible. Every Tuesday at 5pm for the races and every Thursday afternoon for the open sail (which non members can join in on with their boats too). We have a week or so to get our crap on board in order so that we can go out at a moment’s notice so that we can spend the summer sailing. NO EXCUSES. No mamby-pamby “wah, I just got off work and my feet hurt” or any such nonsense! The wind is our boss and we must take advantage!
This has been such a journey so far and there is so much more to do before we even head out for the BIG adventure. Stay tuned for how we come along with it! ^_^
Thanks for reading!