Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
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Re: Mainers, Midcoasters, Maine
Denise, I grew up in Amber, PA. My folks built a camp in Maine when I was a kid and I spent most summers on the inland lakes playing in the woods and on the lake. When I was 15 I got motivated and spent my summers in PA alone, working and saving. When I graduated college I started moving north(and east). I was stuck in NW NJ for a couple of years but met my wife there. She agreed to move to Maine with me and try it out for 5 years. That was 15 years ago.
A few years back I was laid off from a job I hated, started consulting and went through a mini mid-life crisis. Basically thought to myself, where do I want to be in 10 years. I started thinking about a career change and found a marina and charter business for sale. During the negotiations, my wife and I decided that if we buy the marina, we would live the first couple of years aboard so we could get to know the area before we purchased a home.
The marina deal fell through but my wife still wanted to live aboard. We sold the old boat, I took 6 months off from my consulting to renovate the house and put it on the market. 6 weeks later, we were homeless. Luckily a friend let us crash at his house for a few weeks while we were shopping for the new "home".
We have been aboard since October 2010. Our five year plan is to work on the boat, learn her inside and out, save for our cruising kitty, quit of jobs and go exploring.
Anything I can do to help?
1997 Caliber 40LRC
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