1ST POST BIG DREAMS
I found this schooner on line about 15 years ago for sale in Florida for MUCH more money than I could ever consider but It was beautiful, it sparked many nights of "dreaming" about distant shores & warm water.
Fast forward to 2009.
I'm still dreaming but now I have a new goal.
I'll be RETIRING in just a few months.
The call of the water is constantly on my mind & in fact looks like it could actually happen!
So I'm surfing the web still looking for the "right boat" & there is "the schooner"!!
It's for sale again & now it's even within my reach.
Well not quite, I'm in Sterling NY & it's in Panama City FL of all places.
It was built there & apparently never got to roam, such a shame!!
Anyway I know some people down that way how just happen to be Boat NUTS Too!!
Several emails later & they are looking "my boat" over & recommending that the deposit be paid ASAP.
"Shon, you'll love it. It doesn't need much, just some paint & elbow grease" !! GOOD BY $$$.
Feb. 2010 rolls around & I'm on the road tp Panama & my "new home”.
Glasses on, money in hand, HOPE in the air!
After a walk through we shake hands & she is MINE!
I should have smelled the RAT but my head was still in my A-- & the glasses still had Rose lenses on them.
OH-well, it's only money right??
I spend a couple of hours digging around & finding stuff that has been stowed for years from the looks of it.
Food, Oh Yea I still need to eat don't I?
Off to the store & upon my return it's just starting to rain so I duck inside my new home & settle down for the evening.
Long drive down & a LONG story so I'm off to bed.
3AM & I'm WET!!
Hey wait, I'm in my BUNK not sleeping on deck!!
So, this is where everything goes to HELL!!
I'm now on deck but one of my feet is dangling about 2 inches above my now soaked pillow!!
You guessed it, I put my foot right through the deck!
Yes, I now have removed my glasses & Wooden Boat ownership has set in!!!
Until Later: Shon
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