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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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blackjenner

Breaking a Real Tie to Land

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Lucky Squirrel Townhome -- Sold yesterday.

 

 

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This was my beautiful home.

 

I worked hard for this place. This was my fourth home. It's a product of my desire to have a warm beautiful sanctuary in Seattle; a place full of original art, to display my collection of books (over a thousand volumes) and momentoes of my family and to live with my amazing wife, Kerry.

 

And now it's sold. We had planned to sell it in 2010 when we bought Brigadoon. The problem was we could not. A combination of incompetent Realtors and a lousy housing market made that impossible. So, Kerry decided that we could make it a vacation rental, so we did. It served us well, paying for new upholstery and sails for Brigadoon, while allowing us to keep the place until a buyer appeared.

 

Well, one did, about six weeks ago. The deal actually went smooth as a Lake Union summer night on the water; barely a ripple. The new buyer is in the house last night and we no longer owe the bank hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

That's Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars.

 

I will miss this home. I started my marriage to Kerry there. I built the place I always wanted, in Seattle. I filled it with art, music, happiness and love. I will miss this home in a way that I will miss any other. This was my home. I bought with my previous wife, then had to buy it all by myself when my previous marriage ended. I shared it with Kerry. It was beautiful. I will miss it. But...

 

It's part of the Freedom Project; to reduce out debt, our constraints, our commitments. It's part of enlightenment.

 

My debt is "enlightened" to tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that gives us freedom. It means that Kerry or I could lose a job tomorrow and the other can still take care of us. It means we are that much close to our goals, and that much more free.

 

It means I no longer own a home on land. I may never own one again. I have less of a tie to the land. Before, if we had to, if we needed to, we could head back to this lovely town home. Now we cannot. It belongs to someone else.

 

It really, really means that Brigadoon is our home -- for good.

 

Oh, we still have some work to do paying off a couple credit cards and Brigadoon, but that's all we owe. That feels good.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brigadoon, sailing away.

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Congratulations, it's a happy and sad at the same time.

 

Yeah. It is.

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jeezus BJ. stop it! You're not supposed to make guys cry.

 

congrats all the same. ;)

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BJ . . As a complete stranger to you I must Thank You for sharing as you have . .it is encouraging to see and hear of others and how they are embracing letting go of roots to enjoy the freedom of the adventure . . .Best Wishes

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So I think I will chime in now and make my presence known. Hi everyone - this is Kerry! :-) Last night was a happy moment in this journey of ours from land to sea. And yes, it was a little bittersweet. (The new owner did say he'd be inviting us over for parties, so that's cool...) But I also feel incredibly accomplished and triumphant - because when we committed to selling this home in March of 2010 - it was with a "no looking back" attitude. And yes, it took us two and half years to get it sold, but man does it feel good to say we did it - we accomplished that goal. In this economy, that's not a small feat. So I'm proud of us and really excited to move forward with the rest of our plans. Thanks for all of the support, encouragement and advice you've given us about Brigadoon and this live we're choosing - it's much appreciated by both of us!

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Ladies and gentleman, allow me to present the lovely and talented First Mate and Safety Officer of Brigadoon.

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I'll say nothing other than welcome Kerry :blink:

 

Black, you write very well, and have a number of times here. It makes you real even though I've only known you here. My best to you both, and congratulations from the other coast.

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Newbie, huh?

 

Well?

 

You missed it, didn't you? Look far, far back. It's there.

 

Ish

Acting Historian and Reference Libertarian

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Congratulations (again) to you guys.

 

Moments like this are what keeps the dream alive in the rest of us, you know.

 

Bon Voyage...

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Kim, Ish,, I just did a search and only got this : No results found for 'kerry's boobs'. What's up with that?

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Oh,, and congratulations. Anything that makes a lawn mower obsolete certainly is a step in the right direction.

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Congratulations (again) to you guys.

 

Moments like this are what keeps the dream alive in the rest of us, you know.

 

Bon Voyage...

 

Thanks!

 

We aren't leaving just yet, but this is a big step.

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My debt is "enlightened"

 

That's probably gonna feel good for a quite a while.

 

Nice of you to introduce yourself Mrs. B...from what we've heard and read on the blog, it's an equally desired and fullfilling partnership.

 

Here's to the two of you! May you be walking on air after this enlightening, for a long time....and may the wind keep your sails full forever.

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Gotcha back...

 

This is Blackjenner, Black is sad because he had to buy his house twice, and only sell it once (well he sorta sold it to himself as well , I guess) And now his 'Book collection' doesn't fit in Brigadoon.

Well Black, Bob thinks you should drink a big cup of HTFU

 

And watch this video...

 

 

Good luck to ya. :)

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Bob,

 

apparently you sing this to yourself when you are on your tractor in the cane fields

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Well some times you get the tractors bouncing so much you'd think you were on the water.

 

PS. Cane season is over. now I have to get my properties ready for cyclone season. :mellow:

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Jesus, that house is stunning. It must have been agony to let it go after all that work, but I think I envy your freedom even more than your house.

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So I think I will chime in now and make my presence known. Hi everyone - this is Kerry! :-) Last night was a happy moment in this journey of ours from land to sea. And yes, it was a little bittersweet. (The new owner did say he'd be inviting us over for parties, so that's cool...) But I also feel incredibly accomplished and triumphant - because when we committed to selling this home in March of 2010 - it was with a "no looking back" attitude. And yes, it took us two and half years to get it sold, but man does it feel good to say we did it - we accomplished that goal. In this economy, that's not a small feat. So I'm proud of us and really excited to move forward with the rest of our plans. Thanks for all of the support, encouragement and advice you've given us about Brigadoon and this live we're choosing - it's much appreciated by both of us!

 

Congrats...we've been selling our place (unsuccessfully) longer than that so I envy you. But we left anyway...hope to see you out here soon!

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Granted there were some things that were tough about this but, overall it is exactly in line with our plans and exactly what I wanted to do. There was a lot of HTFU going on as we parted with a lot of things that held importance to us. In that process, though, it put into clarity what is really important. Yes, the house was nice, the art beautiful, the motorcycles 35 years part of my life, and the library cherished but, they were all things. They were just things. Aside from what actual usefulness they have to me, the act of possession isn't that important anymore.

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Gotcha back...

 

This is Blackjenner, Black is sad because he had to buy his house twice, and only sell it once (well he sorta sold it to himself as well , I guess) And now his 'Book collection' doesn't fit in Brigadoon.

Well Black, Bob thinks you should drink a big cup of HTFU

 

And watch this video...

 

 

Good luck to ya. :)

 

Dale, almost everything you wrote after, "This is Blackjenner" is fo fractally wrong it made my morning. Seriously, if you are going to speak for me, even in jest, the success of that relies on some basis in reality. It really does. :)

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Newbie, huh?

 

Well?

 

You missed it, didn't you? Look far, far back. It's there.

 

Ish

Acting Historian and Reference Libertarian

 

Hi Everyone - thanks for the hearty welcome! And since I'm such a "traditional gal" (cough cough) and for those of you who missed it the first time when Donn posted awhile back....

 

Artwork by Zan Edson, Beautiful breasts by God and my mom. (thanks Mom!)

 

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Oh yeah... I'll be fucking off now. Is that how it goes? ;-)

 

Thanks Bob!

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They were just things. Aside from what actual usefulness they have to me, the act of possession isn't that important anymore.

 

Yep, that's the last tie to the shore.

 

You are free now.

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Newbie, huh?

 

Well?

 

You missed it, didn't you? Look far, far back. It's there.

 

Ish

Acting Historian and Reference Libertarian

 

Hi Everyone - thanks for the hearty welcome! And since I'm such a "traditional gal" (cough cough) and for those of you who missed it the first time when Donn posted awhile back....

 

Artwork by Zan Edson, Beautiful breasts by God and my mom. (thanks Mom!)

 

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I enjoyed them the first time, they are still gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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Congrats on cutting the ties. I just did the exact opposite. Thought I never would do it but just bought the slab anchor. (this is why I haven't been on much lately). OTOH I have an awsome new crusing ground to explore for a while with a home base for all the boat projects and, sigh, winter layup. Anyone cruising to the Kenai give me a shout!

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Newbie, huh?

 

Well?

 

You missed it, didn't you? Look far, far back. It's there.

 

Ish

Acting Historian and Reference Libertarian

 

Hi Everyone - thanks for the hearty welcome! And since I'm such a "traditional gal" (cough cough) and for those of you who missed it the first time when Donn posted awhile back....

 

Artwork by Zan Edson, Beautiful breasts by God and my mom. (thanks Mom!)

 

IMG_2656_crop.jpg

 

I enjoyed them the first time, they are still gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

 

MSG would be proud!

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Oh my!

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Wow, that has never worked before!!!

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Mrs. Black. No, that's not how it goes. You have been embraced by our liitle group. You need to stick around and chime in when you feel you have someting to say. Even if it is stupid. We are very good at dealing with stupid. I myself am a true expert at stupid.

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Oh yeah... I'll be fucking off now. Is that how it goes? ;-)

 

Thanks Bob!

 

It can go that way, Bob -- by all means, Kerry, go ahead and fuck off now.

 

But please, do it in the sense of "fucking off" as in having a damn good time on your own terms, now that you and Donn are that much more free of landly ties :)

 

I like to fuck off whenever I can get away with it, and all my "ties" often feel a bit limiting in my quest to fuck off as much as possible...

 

"the act of possession isn't that important anymore" -- that's good stuff there, Donn.

 

Congratulations on the sale of your (beautiful!) land home, and fair winds to you both in your inspiring quest to be at sea.

 

And, very well played, Kerry.

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Oh yeah... I'll be fucking off now. Is that how it goes? ;-)

 

Thanks Bob!

 

It can go that way, Bob -- by all means, Kerry, go ahead and fuck off now.

 

But please, do it in the sense of "fucking off" as in having a damn good time on your own terms, now that you and Donn are that much more free of landly ties :)

 

I like to fuck off whenever I can get away with it, and all my "ties" often feel a bit limiting in my quest to fuck off as much as possible...

 

"the act of possession isn't that important anymore" -- that's good stuff there, Donn.

 

Congratulations on the sale of your (beautiful!) land home, and fair winds to you both in your inspiring quest to be at sea.

 

And, very well played, Kerry.

 

 

Oregon - that is how I took it and yes, I enjoy the occasional fucking off/around, myself. ;-)

 

Bob - I'll stick around - I promise. I may lurk a lot - Donn tends to post a lot more than I do on these kind of sites, but I'll post when I have questions or something to offer.

 

Everyone else - can't tell you how much I've been enjoying this thread today - we've been out with family, but every time one of us has checked our e-mail and seen responses to this thread, it's been making us smile. So thanks for adding to a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Oregon:

I still have your nice jacket. And,,it fits me. Do you want me to mail it to you? I could do that.

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There are many things I can appreciate in this world.

 

Three of the best are in this thread:

1. Selling everything and taking off.

2. Beautiful sailing craft.

3. Beautiful women.

 

Well done folks. Well done indeed.

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Oregon:

I still have your nice jacket. And,,it fits me. Do you want me to mail it to you? I could do that.

 

What I want is to make it back up there sooner rather than later to fetch it! The weekends keep rolling by though (weekends? months now, I think...), and everytime I think one is going to open up something seems to fill the space... I am headed to Spokane to take my daughter back to school this Sunday, was thinking I might head your way on my way back down and see you Monday, but looks like you're headed to see Sliver then, so I'm guessing you won't be home?

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Oregon:

I'll be out Monday until about 4pm. If you show up after that I can make you dinner. You'd be welcome to spend the night if you like.

Let me know.

 

Bob P.

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Oregon:

I'll be out Monday until about 4pm. If you show up after that I can make you dinner. You'd be welcome to spend the night if you like.

Let me know.

 

Bob P.

 

Never pass up the chance for a meal at the beach shack! Great food and great company!

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I know Kim to be correct on both counts -- I'm there.

 

Dinner would be awesome, and I may just take you up on the spending the night, too, depending on fatigue levels and how many more of my ducks I can get in a row here to be gone an extra day.

 

I'll bring the wine.

 

Thanks for the invite, Bob, looking forward to it!

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