Hubby and I gave up planning anything years ago as it always went belly up.
With so much going on just now, it became obvious that we would need a plan, as it is not so much a question of ‘If’ but more a statement of ‘When’ the brown stuff will hit the fan.
We have tried to keep positive, run the figures countless different ways, and just when we think we’ve got it sussed, some bar steward throws us to the wolves and screws us over.
This March has been one of the most difficult months I can ever remember.
From day 1, it has been a financial nightmare, all of it threatening to our way of life and totally beyond our control and purse.
There have also been other issues (ie. Maggie and now the recent development with my Mum) that has stripped us to the bone emotionally.
Things are on the change, part of it an adventure which will be documented in due course.
Today, we drew up our schedule, and now we have a plan.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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I hope whatever you drew up will work positively for you ❤
We’ll be off the air for a couple of weeks travelling, but hopefully I should get some good pictures!
I look forward to your return then!!!
We’re here in the marina until after Easter.
Plans are always good…. as are backup plans for “just in case”! As somebody once said “Plan for the best case scenario… but be prepared for the worst!”
We plan for the worst, then anything else is gravy. We’ll be OK, but once again it is someone else messing with our lives the only way we can’t control, and that is spiralling costs.
You sound like “survivors” to me so I have no doubt that all will workout in the end! 🙂
We won’t be beaten anyway. Battered and bruised maybe, but beaten? Never.
Love the spirit. Keep it up… and all the best! 🙂
Thanks Colin. The next couple of weeks are going to be spent sorting and organising. We shall enjoy Easter on the boat here and then we are off on the canals for our adventure, so hope the weather is kind.
Her’s hoping April proves a better month for you guys.
Sending positive vibes your way. ❤
Thank you, and welcome aboard!
Have a plan, and work the plan. Good luck and all the good karma you deserve!
Thanks James. Things are coming together quite well at the moment.
I hope things are looking up for you guys since this! Sending kind thoughts xx
Thanks Janey. It’s a minefield out there now that the boat’s sold and we are being reminded of the ‘des res’ properties that are falling apart under the guise of ‘in need of modernisation’. whereas ‘charming and quaint’ means tiny and pokey. We’ll get there.,