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Re: I Want To Clarify Some Things
I just found this discussion. (I wish I hadn't)
P796 has basically brought his baggage from his RV days into this forum.
He automatically assumes that because people questioned his choices and lifestyle in the past, that he will encounter the same resistance here.
He admits to being sensitive about any question or criticism about his lifestyle.
As such, he has repeatedly tried to tie criticism of the homeless family in Maryland, to himself where no such criticism exists.
I'll repeat what I said in the other thread:
Dude, no one cares about what you're doing. No one thinks you're neglecting or abusing your children. Keep calm, and carry on.
The more shrilly you protest, the more you scream that you're "not like those other people", the more people will begin to question whether you might be.
You didn't need to start this thread to justify your life to the internet, or the online sailing community. Attention whoring is not exactly "keeping off the radar". Just live your life quietly, and keep your private life, "private".
Oh, that crack about mold is BS. Even if you can't dehumidify the boat, at least keep a bottle of mild bleach solution or Formula 409 on hand, and wipe the cabin interior down every few days with a green scrubbie/sponge combo.
I lived on my Pearson 30, cooked and did all the things that generate moisture in the boat. I do not own a dehumidifier, and there was no mold anywhere in my cabin.
A good friend of mine also lives aboard her own Pearson 30 with her dog, no dehumidifier, and her boat is mold-free also.
Again, the Maryland family in the other thread, drew attention to themselves, because they were immobile, incapable of caring for themselves, their children did not own properly fitting clothes, and had zero method of heating their living space. Their children had not received education OF ANY KIND for about a year.
Your domicile has heat, you have food and water, your children are educated, clean, properly clothed, and happy.
There is no comparison here, and no one is making one. Stop dragging your personal life onto the forum for all to see. No one cares about that. We want to talk about, and help you with SAILING.
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255