Two weeks ago we hired Clark Partners Realty Group and after photos and measurements and documenting pretty much everything in the house we went “live” on October 14th, 2013. Last Sunday the group held an open house. During the open house there was a couple who fell in love with our home. Today, they visited for almost an hour. I can only think that this is a very positive event. I fully expect an offer in the next few days. If that is not enough we have another showing in the morning. The activity level is fairly high and I feel like Anthony and his group are marketing our home. I only wish that we had found out about him earlier. Then this would be a closed chapter in our book.
On Tuesday of this week, Robin and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a quiet dinner at home and a couple of great bottles of wine. Robin and I spend most of the time looking forward, but a an anniversary mile stone is always a great time to reflect. First, its great to know in a world of short marriages we have stood the test of time. It seems that most people don’t stay married anymore. I am thankful for Robin and all that she brings to our relationship. I must say its fun being married to my best friend.
The boat move is looming. In less that two weeks we will be poised to start our journey. I spent much of the day working on insurance issues for the boat and making sure that we will have a slip at Turner Marine in Mobile Alabama. Along that same line, while we still have a physical address, I’ve been ordering tons of stuff on the internet for the boat. Last night, I ordered a new VHF radio. After much debate, I chose the more expensive radio with AIS technology. AIS will allow Robin and I to see large vessels on our chart plotter. The gadget will transmit heading, speed, vessel information, as well as other information. While this probably won’t be very helpful on a clear day; it will become invaluable on night passages and when we are sailing in the fog.
Perhaps the lowest point of this year was the passing of our dear friend Susan Vaneslow this week. Her and her husband Dave have been our slip neighbors at Beaver Laking Sailing Club for 3 years. Dave was the immediate Past Commodore when I took the job about 6 years ago. Dave has been a constant source of great advice, especially when dealing with people. Susan was the kindest and sweetest person that I had ever met. Robin and I looked forward to spending time with Dave and Susan. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in her brain in August and quickly succumbed to the disease. We all know that she is no longer suffering and is in a better place, but we will always miss her.