Meet My New Love

This week has been a whirlwind. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are always a little hectic in the morning because we have a newsletter to get online by noon so when Hubbo called and said “I found a boat I’m buying” — for the 200th time — I said “Yeah, whatever. I have to call you back.” When I did, he directed me to a Craigslist posting for a 1974 Contessa 26 for a great price. I didn’t hesitate. “Buy it!” said I.

At noon, we met the owner — a lovely young gal who bought the boat for a song in June to liveaboard while she went to college. She’s moving to Tahoe at the end of the year and needed to unload her POS boat. Little did she know, she was living aboard a boat capable of taking her around the world. There aren’t that many boats in that size range that could do that, much less for such a small sum of money. We threw a wad of bills at her and ran out before she changed her mind.

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I just love this sweet little machine but she needs some work, mostly cosmetic, but some beefing up. See, Hubbo will be sailing her in the 2008 Singlehanded TransPac that I wrote about in my first entry and she needs to be very seaworthy before I’ll let him go anywhere.

So what’s this beauty’s name, anyway? Find out at my new blog and keep up with the progress — which means knitting will be taking a bit of a backseat for awhile. I’m sure you’re all crushed.

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