Lot's of..."stuff" on this thread. Kind of like putting leftovers in the refrigerator and remembering it weeks later. Yummy. For the record, I don't care if the thread is hijacked. Really, it's fascinating to me how one topic leads to another, and another, and another.
So. I've sold the Islander 30 to an older gal who wants to repair it and sail it up to Alaska! That's great news. I'm also house-sitting until May, and I feel like such a royal princess living on land. That may be scandalous to say here, but I don't care.
This thread really was/is a "what if" sort of thread. I'd much rather have and raise a family on land, but if for whatever reason we'd need to escape so we can practice our faith without persecution (attitudes demonstrated here by those who commented on home-schoolers), we could do so at sea. Does that make me paranoid? I hope so. But over the last several decades, our society has seen an increased intolerance towards larger families, and open mockery and persecution towards anyone who believes in God. And it's getting worse.
Courtney K thanks for giving us single guys hope to find a nice catch!!! Ever come up to Vancouver Island?
There really aren't many single people left anywhere, at least in my age range. Can't say I do swing up there, though I did see a bit of Canada on the Round the County race in November.
See that's the problem in this country we can't negotiate... I say 2 or 3 in response to her 4 and it's a no deal. It ain't that far off. What if I get the 40ft cat with the modern interior and no varnishing required and you get the 4th kid?
Having said that I'd need a picture of them baby suckling TITAYS!!
Tis why most likely I'll marry within my faith, as how many children I have or won't have is kind of a question mark, and there's no such thing as "ideal." Depends on how mom and dad work together, how the kids are, how much money is on hand, etc. Better to plan for an abundance, I say. As for the "TITAYS" you shant be seeing mine here. They're far too good for these forums, and will be seen by the hypothetical husband only. I'm one of those girls who's waiting for marriage. When that man is no longer hypothetical, he can describe them to you fine people here. Until then, use your imagination.
It's not the car, but the type of drivers they attract. There are the self-righteous defenders of the speed limit, and also the clueless morons with no situational awareness who don't even reach the speed limit.
So Courtney, when you splash this litter of four A-Djaxes, please teach them to stay out the the fast lane when people need to get through. They might be rushing to close the deal on an ideal live aboard/world cruiser.
Betcha didn't think I could steer this back on track!
Whisper, hey, good on you for trying to get back on topic. Worry not, friend, I'll teach my brood the polite ways of the road. I like the rules of the Autobahn, that the fast lane is only used to pass. Once you pass, get back into the slow lane. That's how I use that lane. A good rule, don't you think?