Monday, July 23, 2012

Meet...

... Amy and Chris. The new owners of TARA!


We are so excited for them, and for us, as we could not have designed better people to take care of TARA. No they don't have much boat work experience, (neither did we) but they have enthusiasm and common sense, a powerful combination in itself, combined with a work ethic that could only be described as fearless, as it takes them both to Afghanistan and Iraq respectively, as civilians for the Department of Defense. If these kids (anyone younger then us is considered a kid these days) can handle the heat in the Middle East, I think they'll be able to handle a little sweat on the deck of their new motor yacht! I'm so excited for them and their new life! I hope TARA doesn't require as much kneeling of them as she did of us. I'm sure there will be some dues to be paid, it is a boat after all, but I feel good, having gotten her to the point that we did. What a long strange trip its been!


The question everyone is asking us is "Now what?" We've also been pondering this a bit, and decided that for now we will lay low,  and devote ourselves to our new hobby- FUN!

With that in mind, while Chopper was smelling Billy's butt and Billy was smelling Chopper's feet, we were treated to a huge double rainbow right after the sale of TARA. It further confirmed that our feet are following a trail that is blessed, even though we are not sure where it is taking us or why.

So yes, we are now truly living a new life, aboard our one boat. Phew... How did that happen?

 And in case you all are wondering about that old saying about the two happiest days of a boat owners life...  I think the purchase of a boat will win every time. Even though I have learned the value of money, trading a boat for paper still seems abstract and absurd. And even though I am thrilled to have sold TARA, there is a bit of sadness in saying goodbye to such a good girl. TARA, thank you for all the lessons, I will miss you! I already miss you!

7 comments:

jomomma said...

Congratulations! That's exciting for both parties.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats & many blessings on all your future endeavors! Must be pretty bittersweet!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats & many blessings on all your future endeavors! Must be pretty bittersweet!

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Wow, how exciting! Those "kids" have a wonderful boat, and we can understand your mixed emotions about letting go of something you've put so much time into. We'll be going through similar feelings when we put that sign in front of our house within the next month.

How freeing it must be to be able to choose to do whatever you want! Having fun sounds like a great plan!

Travis and Maggie said...

Yes Jomamma- parties!

MLC- Good luck with the house sale don't buy into all that negative crap about the market etc. I don't think anyone thought we were going to sell this big girl right now, except for us, and then it happened. So just goes to show you never know! Btw I suggest you research St. Joseph. We did and I'm a believer!

Travis and Maggie said...

Yes Jomamma- parties!

MLC- Good luck with the house sale don't buy into all that negative crap about the market etc. I don't think anyone thought we were going to sell this big girl right now, except for us, and then it happened. So just goes to show you never know! Btw I suggest you research St. Joseph. We did and I'm a believer!

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