And so it begins! After all of our talking and planning, we finally took the next big step towards leaving on our sailing adventure... we cut ties to life on land.
It's funny, when we got married and moved into this house that Riley had already started building, he told me that we could start thinking about moving after five years. Here we are, five years and two months later, and he is making good on his promise. Of course, I never imagined that we'd be moving to a sailboat instead. I've since learned to be a little more specific when making deals with this guy.
We moved out of our house on Wednesday and we’ll be crashing at my parents for another night while we tie up some loose ends. Then we’ll move onto the boat at the marina in North Carolina. We’ll probably be there for a little while taking care of a few last minute maintenance issues before we set sail for our new, nomadic life. It’s kind of a bummer because we’re so anxious to get going, but it’s more important to make sure that we have all of our ducks in a row. Hopefully everything goes smoothly and we’ll be able to get underway before too long. We are so ready for this “getting ready” stage to be over with!
|Poor pup has no idea what she's in for. It's going to be a long time before she ever has this much grass or space to roam freely.|
It's an odd feeling, giving up the security of your own house for a new kind of life full of unknowns. No roots, no solid ground. It hits us at the strangest times... we really are doing this!
Thanks for the memories, little house. We'll be seeing you.