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Old 02-18-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Some friends just tied up their boat alongside my boat down in Mexico. They reported that I have a new liveaboard on my boat and sent me a picture. So this guy moved aboard and doesn't pay any rent.

In the meantime, I am up here wearing winter clothing (pants and shoes!), and have moved into my townhome that my tenants vacated and I find myself working five days a week to cover the cost of living on dirt and maintaining a boat abroad.

The upside is that my company leased me a Tesla to entice me into the office a few days a week.

I can't wait to get a vaccine, rent out my townhouse, give the Tesla back and pile in our bags into our little Toyota and drive south. This has been a very strange year.

Oh yes, I am looking forward to evicting my new live aboard tenant!
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:57 PM   #3
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Some friends just tied up their boat alongside my boat down in Mexico. They reported that I have a new liveaboard on my boat and sent me a picture. So this guy moved aboard and doesn't pay any rent.



In the meantime, I am up here wearing winter clothing (pants and shoes!), and have moved into my townhome that my tenants vacated and I find myself working five days a week to cover the cost of living on dirt and maintaining a boat abroad.



The upside is that my company leased me a Tesla to entice me into the office a few days a week.



I can't wait to get a vaccine, rent out my townhouse, give the Tesla back and pile in our bags into our little Toyota and drive south. This has been a very strange year.



Oh yes, I am looking forward to evicting my new live aboard tenant!

I feel your pain. We are stuck here in PA because father-in-law canít be left alone and siblings ďcanítĒ take him. Our condo in Florida has a beautiful beachfront ocean view being enjoyed by pigeons nesting on our balcony. We were called last week and asked if management could enter our eighth floor balcony to chase off the pigeons and put spikes outside of the hurricane shutters to prevent them from coming back. At least someone got to enjoy that beautiful view this winter, at least for a while.
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You could rename the boat.

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Old 02-19-2021, 11:39 AM   #6
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Love it. There was another guy aboard near Barra de Navidad who also would have tasted like chicken. In fact the Iguana is the latest in long line of creatures who have come aboard. We have had a rat, a snake, a thousand pound sea lion, and cockroaches. Thankfully the wolves, grizzly bears, orcas, jumping thresher sharks, and humpback whales we come across haven't made any boarding attempts.
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Maybe the snake likes iguanas....
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+1 LOL - Saw them live back in the late 80's in my college town.
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You may want to reconsider. He's probably good at vermin control and scaring off "poopy birds"
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Some friends just tied up their boat alongside my boat down in Mexico. They reported that I have a new liveaboard on my boat and sent me a picture. So this guy moved aboard and doesn't pay any rent.

In the meantime, I am up here wearing winter clothing (pants and shoes!), and have moved into my townhome that my tenants vacated and I find myself working five days a week to cover the cost of living on dirt and maintaining a boat abroad.

The upside is that my company leased me a Tesla to entice me into the office a few days a week.

I can't wait to get a vaccine, rent out my townhouse, give the Tesla back and pile in our bags into our little Toyota and drive south. This has been a very strange year.

Oh yes, I am looking forward to evicting my new live aboard tenant!
The golden handcuffs have been updated, I see.

I am really hoping this horrid weather helps to convince my DW that the time to retire and head south is NOW.
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Had this little guy on our dingy...but, he was invited.
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Heh, heh, it's really warm on your boat so when you evict your live-aboard, wear good sneakers and better gloves. Those guys can really move when they're warmed up. Now, if he eats cock roaches, you might invite him around for lunch from time to time.

Just wondering if you've gone back and reviewed any of Dory36's posts from all those years ago. In addition to his FIRECalc and ER community fame, he had some great live-aboard tales to share. Miss him. YMMV
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