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Chapter 16. Don’t Leave Me Yet.

Over the years, Sam started really enjoying wood working. Putting hours to bring back to life a complete collection of old planes that he used afterward, collecting special tools, saws, and buying some exotic wood.

Sam looks at his amazing band saw being loaded inside the pickup of its new owner.

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Chapter 15. The Demotion Of The Lucky Underwear

Very early that morning, we take the plane for a second time; heading to Georgia where a boat that Sam found is waiting for us.

– I am just SO excited !!! I say to Sam.

– I know! The boat is just perfect: our own bedroom with a bed not in the shape of a triangle, separate beds for the kids, two bathrooms, wind generator, solar panels, kitchen like we wanted, central cockpit that keeps us dry and the kids safe… 

– With white cream cushions on top! Brand new from 2014!!!

– Arrghhh…you and your cushions.

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Chapiter 14. The Wrong George

Past February 2018.

 

-Look Salty, this is a photo of the man who’s helping us to find a boat.

She doesn’t look. Not sure why I thought it could interest her…

 

-He helps to find a boat?

-Yes! We’re going to go back to see him and visit a boat with him soon.

-But I don’t know him.

-No you don’t. His name is George. But look this time, here, that’s a photo of him on his business card.

 

Salty looks, grins and almost screams:

-This is NOT George mommy!!!

 

She goes in the living room, visibly upset.

 

I wait and think about when we met George back in Florida. He said:

“I will give you such a good service finding your boat, that when you’ll come back of your trip, you will call me.”

 

Salty comes back and brings a plush at 1 inch from my nose and says angrily:

-THIS is GEORGE, mommy!!!

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We flew to to meet him again and visited no less than 18 boats in 1 week through the ENTIRE Florida.

 

There is not much resemblance between George the Pig and George the broker.  But I must admit that I cannot dissociate the two anymore!

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Featured image: Sam and Cass driving a mini cooper from Turo through Florida, hopeful to find THE boat…

Chapter 10. The Selective Sleep.

It seems that sleep triggers sleep. Unfortunately for us, Matey is teething. Indeed! the first week has been great (except the first night) in regard of sleep. Now, Matey has started to wake up 2, 3 even 4 times per night. And waking up earlier. All that to say…

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