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Not too long ago, my (much) better half and I went to a mall that was landscaped with trees, flower beds and a couple of fountains/reflecting pools. While sitting in front of a Starbucks having an exorbitantly priced cup of coffee, we watched the passing parade including one young woman, hurrying along, head buried in an i-something or another, 'texting" away like mad with both hands. "Betcha she walks right into the fountain", I said. "Daddy, you're always so negative about kids" responds (much) better half. Not less than 2 seconds later, it became clear she was likely going into the fountain without a radical course change. We called out to her, quite loudly, without a response (even by texters in adjoining tables save one who looked very irritated) and then "BOOM". She hit the little parapet around the fountain and went flying. Rather than put her arms out to protect herself, however, she did a kind of half twist and extended the arm still clutching the i-something. She landed on her back and all but submerged but her extended arm/hand kept the i-something out of the water! We rushed over to help her as she emerged, sputtering and cusing up a storm that turned the air blue. "I'm okay" she declared, "and my phone didn't get wet". I retrieved her purse, which had gone floating off in the mini-tidal wave generated by her landing and with that she went squishing off, texting yet again, leaving little puddles in her wake.

I started to say something but (much) better rudely half cut me of. "Don't say a single word" she hissed.

"What? Me?" "All I was going to suggest was that maybe she might want to try i-sight when walking around, No?"

"Very funny--go finish your coffee!"

And that's the way it is these daze...
And even scarrier when they get behind the wheel...

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Thanks, Brian! Great post up above re: how you got to where you are. This especially stood out for me, as I do contemplate this:



It's not entirely outside the realm of possibility if I were to get a bit creative within my field of work. Right now, the goal is to start establishing goals, and this is obviously a big key to the puzzle.

I think I'll share this post with my wife. We're very bored and unfulfilled with the 9-5, but she's more cautious than me when it comes to making significant life changes. She's "on board" (ha!) but needs to feel reasonably comfortable that we won't perish in a debtor's prison.

And please do alert us when "The Guide to Living Aboard... and boating with children" is published. I've read a number of books on living aboard/cruising, but none specific to children. Just finished "A Sail of Two Idiots" (a couple cruising Caribbean for 3 years), which was interesting, but honestly they seemed to give a mixed review on it all.

Anyway, thanks again for sharing!!
You got it my friend.

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Hey Aaaron,

I doubt we will stay much if at all in Key West. We will probably reside a bit in Marathon. We like Key West, but about 500, we have the kids out of there. It is a better joint for adults than kids. I know there are exceptions to that, but its just our opinion. We do love the butterfly consortium though. Ever done that? I thought it would be a total waste, but I was shocked at how cool that was.

Anyways, does not mean we won't get together. I just may come in via a car or not stay long in KW. If I was without kids though, it would be tough to leave it because Marathon can be pretty sleepy!!! Not to mention, someone has to teach Gary how to play chopsticks on the keyboard.

On the flip side, if you want to come to the Tortugas, let me know. Would be love to catch up. Looks like we have quite a few boats going... or at least that say they are going. That will make it a lot of fun!!!

Brian
Well, I agree, it's an adult playground. This place Dantes on the dock's by the Half Shell is very family freindly on the weekday's. Big pool with a water fall and table service poolside, we should do lunch/ cocktail hour or something. It's nice place to make home base for the day if you come down from Marathon. Get a table, let the kid's splash around, and you can run around town and get some chores done, it's what we do when family with kid's visit. As for the Fort, my sailboat is in restoration mode, just got the mast up and will be painting the deck's on my time off, Wife work's full time. Might be able to run my Dive boat out there for a visit. ( not very sailnetty), we'll see, What are the dates again? Def. want to go. We take the ferry out there to camp sometimes as well, so we'll see. We rafted up out there for a whole summer when I was 13 and It's one of my fondest memory's. We like the butterfly place to. It's great the first 3 times then it get's kind of sleepy. Either way I'll PM my # when I get back to land.
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