|My old blog header (in case you couldn't remember!)|
Many people didn't see it coming. To be truthful, I didn't see it coming either. But when my husband and I decide to do something, we do it. We discussed selling the boat, it made sense, so we listed it that evening. And several weeks later, she no longer belongs to us.
Cerego is a big boat, and she is an old boat, and she is a wooden boat. All things that add up to a fair amount of ongoing work and maintenance that we realised we were not going to keep up with if we weren't living on her. Plus we really didn't need such a big boat if we were only going to go out on her for weekends and holidays.
We're really happy for the new owner. He's just the right guy to take over the love and care of her. And yes, we are a little sad for ourselves. We won't be able to watch her steam up and down the harbour without some nostalgic feelings.
We then decided we really needed a house instead of an apartment. Somewhere with a garage for the man, a studio for me, room to park our 4WD 'The Hippo' and the runabout trailer-boat, not to mention our two cars. Oh, and room for the children of course! And the dog! The apartment is great, I love it here, but I had to acknowledge that if we were going to live on shore, then we really should have the full range of conviniences available to us.
So, as I said earlier, once we decide to do something, we do it. We looked around for a few days, found the house we wanted and within another few days we had a conditional agreement all signed up.
Unfortunately, this means I'll be moving house. Again. Setting up my studio. Again. Going slightly mad with the stress of it all. Again.
|Happy memories from our time on Cerego.|
On a cheerier note, I'm really enjoying reading everyone's name suggestions for my latest heron quilt. Some are funny, some are beautiful and Daisy's is particularly moving. Thank you and keep them coming. You have a few more days before I draw a winner from everyone who participated!