Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Mack thanks for the well wishing.
C-Man: He got the whole deal for a really good price. I really didnt think he was serious when he asked so I just made up a price. When he said "Yay", I said to myself "self, you can just walk away" and I took advantage of that situation. Yes it was quick and easy and that in itself is worth a lot of money.
I think I mentioned before that I was turning down work ever since the summer. All I was taking in was repeat customers and my 2 decorators. Even at that I was overwhelmed since my other career picked up. As many have noticed, I had been gone a long time without posting, just been too busy.
I have been trying to work on my current boat for the last 6 years and I recently finally found the time. The last time I was home was the first time in years that I woke up in the morning with absolutely nothing to do. What a great feeling. Not only that, but my offshore work was at a standstill since right before X-mas. Waiting for construction crews on platform to make room for us. Stayed home most of Jan and Feb on 8 Hrs/day Standby Pay. Seems like the last 6 months of my life, I can't do anything wrong. Everything is falling into place too easily - very scarey.
I'll miss it a lot, and so......I made an agreement with the new owner to rent me storage space and unlimited access to my old tools and the shop for 1/2 the rent every month. I can still play if I want to which includes working on my current boat and hopefully my new boat if sailboat sells. With my luck lately, I can't lose.
I called the new owner yesterday and he said he is running out of space already. He needs to hire help. He is a really nice guy - our age, just making a living like everyone else and enjoying it too.
Maybe next year I can finally make the videos I always wanted to. The woodworking videos that is. LOL. As for the 'other' videos, well, at our age, 2 naked people on cam ought to be illegal.
I am trapped offshore now for another 2 1/2 weeks and will try to get on here a little more often.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx