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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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Feb

08

2017
Sheryl and Jonathan

The Crisis

  I always thought that midlife crises were a bunch of crap. Excuses made up by balding middle aged men to buy a new ‘Vette or leave their spouses for “Wife 2.0.” These men, I believed, were somehow less than than your average “good guy”–they were more prone to the sins of our consumerist, Facebook Liking, binge Netflix watching, American Dream.   I thought I...

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