Monthly Archives: February 2017


Feb

27

2017
Hopefully Foxy will be a boat dog too!

It’s Monday–March Madness Begins

First up. BIG NEWS! The house is rented! It was on the market for a grand total of 3 days and rented on the second day of showings. We got the price we wanted and we were able to select a nice young family from Tempe. We think they’ll fit in nicely with the little ones on our street.  A big thank you to Nicole...

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Feb

22

2017
I’m a Uhaulin’, Pod Packin,’ Pack Rat

I’m a Uhaulin’, Pod Packin,’ Pack Rat

I’m happy to report that the first haul of our stuff from AZ to RP (Rocky Point) has been successful. I have a mixed history when it comes to putting things on the roof of my car. Most of the time it works out–like when I put my brand new queen sized mattress and boxspring on top of my Geo Tracker convertible right after I...

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Feb

17

2017
ARR ARR ARR ARR

What do we need???? More Power!

Wow! A productive couple of days! This is my first post from our new permanent home–Playa Contreband in Puerto Penasco, AKA Rocky Point, Mexico. We drove down this afternoon after a flurry of activity this morning. First, and most importantly, OUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET! The rental market, that is. The listing went up on Zillow late on Tuesday and we have had over...

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Feb

14

2017
Landlocked.

The Plan

I am learning that downsizing is an exercise in compromise. Arguments, one way or the other, can be made to keep things, to sell things, to donate things, to “lend” things to friends, and to throw things out in the trash. The sailing blogs I’ve read over the last 2 years have all seemed to gloss over or minimize the amount of physical, and emotional,...

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Feb

13

2017
I Fly, I Sail, I throw caution to the Wind….

I Fly, I Sail, I throw caution to the Wind….

Some of you may be wondering what has happened to my flying dreams. If you follow me on Facebook you know that I succeeded in achieving my personal goal of becoming a private pilot in November, 2015. This was a life long dream and I am proud to call myself a pilot! I announced early in 2016 that I was pursuing becoming a professional pilot....

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Feb

12

2017
Check this out!

Catamaran Comparison Tool

While on YouTube last night looking at sailing stuff, I ran across this video. Jessica and Ryan are about a year ahead of us in their adventure preparations and are looking at purchasing a used catamaran next year. Since we’re also interested in cruising on a cat, we checked out the video. Ryan has put together a great comparison tool to help prospective buyers compare...

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Feb

12

2017
Boxes waiting to be packed!

Small Steps

It’s been a bit of an odd weekend so far. Yesterday we had lunch with our best friends and our 3 year old godson. Went to a Dim Sum restaurant in Tempe set in a food court. It was interesting. As soon as we sat down we were swarmed with carts and carts of various small plates. It was a little overwhelming. We made several...

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Feb

10

2017
Off to Goodwill

The Downsize Begins

Today is a big day. Our realtor is coming over to list the house for rental. She expects it to rent in less than a month. Reality is starting to set in. Let me give you a little background on us. I am Jonathan Contre. I’m soon to be 37, a software and business process consultant, a Pisces, a Parrothead, and a land locked sailor....

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Feb

10

2017
A Sad Day

A Sad Day

So 2 days in to this blog and I’ve already managed to miss a day of posting. Unfortunately, I have an excuse for my absence. Yesterday at 2AM my wife woke me up and asked me to take a look at our little 15 year old Maltese, Jack the Dog. He was panting heavily, moaning, and wouldn’t lie down to rest. She had been up...

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