Carpe Diem

Whenever, I get the chance, I love to ask other sailors about their boat name. Our name, Carpe Diem, may seem self evident. However, it really goes much deeper than just “good advice”. A few years back, Scott was told he had less than 6 months to live. Colon cancer had gone undetected for too many years. After 6 months of intense chemo... he finally made it. Then a few years later, complications from a double-by-pass almost killed him again. Today he doesn't let his BP and severe diabetes slow him down. Two years ago he lost most of his vision in one eye and partially in the other...and the list goes on and on and on.

Having a boat to work on (along with a regiment of insulin and dozens of medications) keeps him sailing and out of the ER. This boat probably saved his life! I often think “SURVIVOR” would be a good name for our boat. But that would be a constant reminder of the past struggles. So, for now we try to live one day at a time, and carpe diem, “seize the day”.

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Hello Friends and Family

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

Think about that...,heck, at our age, 20 years from now, we probably won’t even remember what things we DID DO, let alone regretting things we didn't do!   So, all the more reason to get started.  Right?   Exactly!
Hi friends and family. This blog is intended to be a means of communication with family and friends and other goodhearted folks interested in our journey about leaving the rat race and discovering a new way of life. Catching the trade winds in our sails was rather difficult to do in landlocked Kansas. The hardest part of throwing off our bowlines and leaving our safe harbor was leaving our children and grandchildren behind. For me it was the toughest thing I’ve had to do yet. But for Scott it was a matter of life or death; due to physical, emotional and bad financial circumstances. So off we went, looking for a breath of fresh air.
I hope I don’t bore you too much as you muse over our adventures.
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