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Solar Eclipse Party!

Solar Eclipse Party!

We're ready for the eclipse!! Here's what we're doing!…

Three Weeks and Counting!

Three Weeks and Counting!

Our bags are packed. We're ready to go. We're standing here outside the boat's cockpit door...waiting for the phone call to alert us that...…

How I Became a Smuggler…

How I Became a Smuggler…

We have a large duffel bag that unzips on top. I pulled it out of the closet, and put it next to the kitty carrier. Would it fit?…

Lesson Learned from Capt. Ron? LIVE Life While You Still Can!

Lesson Learned from Capt. Ron? LIVE Life While You Still Can!

When we were RVing for months at a time several years ago, we'd talk to different folks at campgrounds, and we kept hearing the same story told over and over again. A couple would wait until retirement to take that one trip, or make that one major lifestyle change. And, after retirement, one of them would pass shortly thereafter, leaving the other to RV across our beautiful country, all alone...…

Angela’s BACK!!! Now, check out this WEIRD picture!

Angela’s BACK!!! Now, check out this WEIRD picture!

It took me a minute to figure out...it was flesh! Pieces of his gums! My heart jumped up in my throat. I immediately thought it was one of those underdeveloped teeth and that he was going to need a crown, a root canal, or an extraction altogether...…

Return of the Floggin’ Molly

Return of the Floggin’ Molly

I ran back to the cockpit to throw the engine in gear and get the bow turned off and away from the other vessel. Everything was going smoothly when I suddenly heard a loud "CLANK," and a "SPLASH," followed by a "RATTLE-RATTLE-RATTLE-RATTLE!!" ...…

Floggin’ Molly Hard Aground! – Days 21 – 24

Floggin’ Molly Hard Aground! – Days 21 – 24

As I headed into the no-man's land and pointed my bow at the distant markers, a well known saying in the sailing world that came to mind: "There are two kinds of sailors - those who have run aground ... and those who will.…

Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! – Days 16 -20

Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! – Days 16 -20

In another couple of hours, it seemed that my visual landmarks were gradually shifting further and further upwind. A check of the GPS confirmed my fears. The zig-zag line that marked my boat's pendulum motion on its anchor line was starting to lengthen - looking kind of like an EKG. I was dragging my anchor!…

Water Shoots Out Side of “Home Office” Building!

Water Shoots Out Side of “Home Office” Building!

One woman told us she went outside to look over her balcony after the late night announcement and she saw tons of water shooting out of the side of the building, and pouring onto the balconies below...…

Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! – Day 11

Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! – Day 11

Times like this give one ample opportunity for reflection. You know - all the "ifs" and "hows" and "whys." I try to avoid "wouldas," "couldas," and "shouldas." Those rarely do any good. But, I do like to take a personal inventory, and ask myself if I'm happy and, if not, what I am going to do about it. And, honestly, I realized that, indeed, I'm the happiest I've been in a long, long time. I had a big dream of living on a boat and ...…

Treacherous Seas Force Us to Turn Around!

Treacherous Seas Force Us to Turn Around!

Once we hit Tampa Bay, however, it got really rough, really fast. Brian got to test out his safety harness. It worked! If he hadn't had it on, he'd have taken a dive while working on the sails...…

Please, PLEASE Yank This DEMON Out of My Mouth!!!

Please, PLEASE Yank This DEMON Out of My Mouth!!!

"But, my blood pressure was too high from fear and pain! What if they couldn't or wouldn't remove the tooth?! I'm really not the type of person to lose it in public but I was terrified, and in so much pain. I started begging and pleading, and loudly said, "If you don't pull my tooth today, I damn well will!"…

Angela is SWAMPED!

Angela is SWAMPED!

We’ve been so busy helping former Tate Publishing authors into our lifeboat, there’s been little time for…

This Week’s Hate Mail!

This Week’s Hate Mail!

I received one email that was sent at around 5:00 a.m. (our time) by an obviously VERY drunk or high individual. The email, which was FULL of misspelled words and other nonsensical jargon, said...…

It’s That Blinding Froggy Time of Year Again!

It’s That Blinding Froggy Time of Year Again!

Each year on the gulf coast of Florida, around Christmas, we don't get snow but we do get tremendous, creepy, blinding fog. It's really cool! The other morning, we woke up to our first foggy day of the season. …

I’m Buried – In Books!!!

I’m Buried – In Books!!!

We thought the pre-Christmas publishing rush had come to an end last week when we had two slow days - the slowest days we'd had since early August. So, we let our guard down...…

Yes, it DOES get “cold” in Florida!

Yes, it DOES get “cold” in Florida!

The rainy season is finally over so the weather is absolutely perfect! We're no longer sheltered indoors, constantly checking the air conditioner to see why it's not keeping up with the heat and humidity.…

Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!

Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!

Each year, our daughter and her husband throw a huge, crazy, extreme Halloween party. It's truly a family effort, with everyone pitching in to decorate their house, inside and out, with every imaginable orange twinkly light, blood on the windows, ghouls, ghosties, and much more.…

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