Big Changes


Hey guys!!! I apologize for not posting in a long time.  Some very nasty people tried to hurt my family by jumping to conclusions and trying to hold my own blog against me.  I worked it all out and all ended well (after all, my Mom is from South Boston; I was raised a fighter and to not to let anyone mess with your family) but frankly, I was so pissed over the whole thing that I no longer felt like posting.  I had even considered taking my blog down altogether, but in the end decided not to, because I’m not going to let them alter my life.

I have received e-mails and blog comments wondering what is going on.  Thank you for the concern and well wishes.  I promise to respond to everyone who has contacted me.

In a nutshell, I sold my beautiful boat.  We had a dreadful winter in Boston and I decided that I no longer wished to live that way.  I decided that the time had come to live a happier, warmer life.

In August, after the boat closed, I got rid of all of my belongings and put my kids on a plane to California.  So far, we love it.  Besides the benefit of a major weather change, people here are so much friendlier and more laid back then in Boston.


Big Changes — 10 Comments

  1. Wow! I just thought you were busy with 5 kids and making money. What a change in climate and people. You had a beautiful vessel. We wish you and yours the best in your new climate.

  2. Galaxy,

    Welcome to California. As you mentioned we are rather laid back in this State. I fully understand how brutal last winter was in Boston, every report made me think of you and the kids. I have lived here in California for most of my 62 years, both Southern and Northern California. You won’t find another state with the geographical diversity of California. I might be of some assistance when you decide if you want reside at the beach, rugged coast, delta, central valley, Sierra Foothills, Tahoe region, high or low deserts, well like I said diversity. I hope you got a decent return on the boat because one negative for California is our real estate costs, but this is your expertise so I expect you will do quite well.


    Bob Lemke aka deckofficer

    • Hey Bob! That’s right. I had totally forgotten that you are here. We are in Southern Cali, just a few blocks from the beach. I’m a happy renter this time around, steering clear of commitment as my future looks transient.

  3. Sorry to hear of your troubles and that there won’t be any more installments describing your boating adventures but glad that it all worked out well for you and your family.

    Be well!

    • Hey DPW! At this moment we are not on a boat, but the beach is 2 blocks away 🙂 I will likely get another boat at some time, just not sure when. I cringe every time I pass a marina here. I have dreams that I am aboard. I really miss my boat and some of my kids do as well, so we’ll see what happens.

  4. Sorry to hear about your troubles. Actually, I’m wondering what people could possibly hold against your blog. Was it local friends or Hatteras friends? Anyway, a winter in Boston wold be a death wish for anybody. The coldest winter I ever experienced was living on a leaky sail boat in NC. Never again. Thats why all these people head south in the winter. Its like another world down there in the keys in January. Well, there are lots of home school kids in the Bahamas. Maybe one day you can try it again with a large sail boat and do some long range traveling. Good Luck. BTW, I’m selling my 43 hatteras looking for a sail boat. Ha

    • Hey Pate,
      The trouble that I had was not forum related. It just never ceases to amaze me how some can be so cold-hearted. But, it’s all good, I won that battle in the end. I spent my entire life in Boston winters and for the last 15 I had threatened to move to Cali. I had even considered taking the boat through the canal when I first purchased. That would have been the way to go. But, I have to admit that this past winter was a lot of fun on the boat. And if I had to go back to Boston then I would definitely want to be back on a boat. But life is too short to be cold. Good Luck with your Hat sale. I know firsthand what it’s like trying to get a boat sold. Not easy.