Blogging From The Boat

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My boat is the one in the middle behind the blue sail boat. I am finally in the boat after days of going back and forth with loads. I was almost in tears yesterday I was so tired. I had to load up stuff and take it off the boat in order to make room for my stuff. There aren’t any stairs at the boat, Stella has mastered jumping from the dock into the boat and out but I had a much harder time moving boxes, thank God for long legs!! First on my list of “to does” is to get steps.
Second on my list is curtains which my mom is working on as I type this. I gave her the measurments and she will sew them.
I am doing this on my phone so it will be short but I wanted to touch base and let everyone know I didn’t drop off the face of the earth and I’m still alive.
I haven’t even read comments for a week so have a lot of catching up to do. I am sorry if anyone has asked me specifically a question. I will try to answer and start posting soon.
For some reason my phone got internet service, I have yet to get my laptop to hook up and might have to get internet in order to have a consistent connection. One thing at a time!!
I am feeling a little out of sorts. I think partly, just moving and it doesn’t feel like home. Partly being on a boat that is always moving, partly not knowing what comes next, the uncertainty can be an adventure but sometimes it’s nice to have certainty.
Anyway, I have to take Stella out for a much deserved walk and then get to work turning this floating disaster area into home.
Love to you all.
Hugs
Carrie

Domestic Abuse Business Cards

One last quick post. I made up these business cards and wanted to make you aware they are available because people on here voiced an interest a long time ago when I mentioned making some up after I overheard a young girl confiding in a friend about relationship and I knew she was talking about a narcissist. I wrote my number on a piece of paper with my website but I had wished I could just hand her a business card.

This is a generic card that can be used by anyone in the world. it gives my website address and on the back a short list of signs you are involved with a narcissist. I think everyone should have a few on hand, you never know when you are going to run into someone who could use it. It is much easier to hand a stranger a business card than to try to talk to them.

Here is the link to Zazzle, under $30 for 100 cards, You could save a life! The link didn’t work before and it has been fixed now. Sorry about that!

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My Last Post For Awhile

Well, folks, this is my last post for a few days anyway. I have no idea if there is WiFi at the marina, I am hopeful. But I have another problem with accessing the internet. My charge cord broken a while back and I have been borrowing my neighbor’s cord. Seeing as I am moving I have to give the cord back and a new one costs like $70. I just haven’t had the money, I looked at my local Value Village and they didn’t have the right one but I will keep looking until I find a used one. When I do I will be back.

I won’t be able to access my email or Facebook either so I am disconnected as of right now!

My phone used to be able to access all my social media but the past month or so I haven’t been able to access the internet on my phone. I need a new phone I am told but don’t qualify for an upgrade until July and was holding out. I bought my phone not even 3 years ago and it is already considered to be obsolete.

Have a great few days, hope I am back before too long.

Love to you all. I’ll miss you.!!!

Carrie

Tiny Living and Purging

I have been saying for a long time I want to build a tiny house and I am getting my introduction to living in a tiny space. I have been known to complain about living in 500 sq feet but now with moving to right around 220 sf ft I am realize how much stuff I had crammed into 500 sq ft!!

I loaded up my car and took a load of stuff to my mom’s for a garage sale we are going to have next month and my friend and step brother were there for my birthday dinner and I loaded up their jeep with stuff she is going to store in her crawl space.  I thought I had taken every thing I wasn’t going to need on the boat and walked through the door at 10 pm, looked down and there is a box I forgot and then I looked under the bed and found a whole bunch more stuff that I wanted to store at her place. How many Christmas decorations do I need? really!!! I sorted through them and threw a lot away but I still have 3 rubber maid containers of Christmas decorations not including the dicken’s village. Where I am going to set up a Dicken’s Village I don’t know, and I think the boat will be a little crowded if I display all 33 of my NutCrackers but I could not bring myself to part with them so in the crawl space they go.

I am trying to auction off my furniture on Bidding wars and had some interest so hopefully they will be gone by the end of tomorrow.

Thank God I didn’t go to Oliver because I would never have made it in time.

I am posting a few pictures of the boat. I made the bed and put a few things in there the other day. But lots to fit in there yet.

Well, back to packing! At least the sun is shining!

The front berth, it has a desk area to the left and closets to the right and a door to the bathroom
The front berth, it has a desk area to the left and closets to the right and a door to the bathroom
desk area in front bedroom
desk area in front bedroom
The back bedroom where I will sleep. I made the bed right away so it would feel like home to Stella.
The back bedroom where I will sleep. I made the bed right away so it would feel like home to Stella.
On Suite bathroom with toilet, shower and sink. I think I am going to make the shower into a closet seeing as I have the main big bathroom (I used the term "big" loosely) and it has a bigger shower. I can still use the toilet and sink in the onsuite
On Suite bathroom with toilet, shower and sink. I think I am going to make the shower into a closet seeing as I have the main big bathroom (I used the term “big” loosely) and it has a bigger shower. I can still use the toilet and sink in the onsuite
Looking from my bedroom to the kitchen.
Looking from my bedroom to the kitchen.

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looking from the kitchen to the main salon
looking from the kitchen to the main salon
The kitchen from the other angle.
The kitchen from the other angle.
looking from salon to kitchen and the front bedroom
looking from salon to kitchen and the front bedroom
Look down into the kitchen
Look down into the kitchen