- Jul 29, 2008
Classic! I love meeting people like that.I was out with clients today and they told me one of their life altering choice.
Husband was 42 and just retired from military. Before going back to a civilian job in the States the couple decided to buy a boat and sail for a year. They were going to FORCE a year out of it even if they hated it after 2 months. In order for them to survive comfortable with this 1 year plan on a military retirement they knew they had to live light so they moved to Turkey and rented a million dollar ocean view condo for about $200 a month. Soon after they purchased a Canadian made 32â€™ sail boat from an American expat.
The couple did not speak a lick of Turkish.
The only boat experience they had was limited to fresh water lakes in Texas.
12 YEARS later they sold the boat and moved from Turkey to France, then after 6 years in France they moved to Mexico and after several years in Mexico they decided to check out Phoenix for an investment property. Their 1 year adventure turned into 22 years. They said they were culture shocked after being in the USA for the first time in 22 years. I think it may have been just from being around me.
Did I mention the wife was wheelchair bound as a result from surviving an airplane crash in mountains of Thailand when she was younger? She moved about the boat by â€œscooting around on my buttâ€.
What if they didnâ€™t go sailing? He would be your grumpy neighbor complaining every week about how your Oleander droppings keep clogging his pool drain.
Scooting around a boat on your butt is quite a feat.
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