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15 May 2019

Every Sailor's Worst Nigthmare | Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - Every sailor's worst nightmare is hitting a reef. This has happened to people we know. Fortunately, it's never happened to us. But, as we know, fortune is a fickle thing.

2 - We saw this shipwreck at the West End settlement in the Bahamas. There's a reef around here which you need to be very careful of. But even if you're careful, weather, engine failure, an issue with your sail, and other unforeseen issues can cause something tragic like this to happen.

3 - It's always sad to see something like this. It leaves me wondering about the story behind the wreck. What happened? Was everyone okay? Did they quit sailing after this incident or did they get another boat?

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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13 May 2019

Cost Of Living Aboard A Broken Boat | March & April 2019


We track and report every penny we spend living aboard and cruising on Tickety Boo, our Moody 346 sailboat for a couple of reasons.

1 - It helps us see where our money is going, helps us make informed choices about where to spend our money, which in turn helps us stretch our money further so that we can keep adventuring longer.

2 - We found it really useful to check out other people's cost of cruising when we were starting out, so we figure we can return favor by sharing ours.

While we had hoped to be in the Bahamas this season on our boat, we're currently at Indiantown Marina in south Florida on the hard in the workyard due to a crack in our hull. We're still working through our options with the insurance company on how to deal with our broken boat.

While we were sorting everything out, we basically put everything else on hold, so this cost report is going to be a bit dull as there was very little spending on anything besides workyard fees and food.

On a more positive note, we did get to the Bahamas on someone else's boat. Scott helped a friend take his boat to Marsh Harbour in March. He then flew back to Florida and then the two of us returned at the beginning of April to help him bring the boat back. Our friend paid for our plane tickets to/from West Palm and our food while on his boat, so you won't see costs related to that in the report below.

You can find links to other cost updates from ourselves (on Tickety Boo, camping across the States, and our previous boat in New Zealand) and others on this page, as well as on The Monkey's Fist.

Living Aboard Costs | March & April 2019

Overall, we spent >>$3,156<< during March and April.

When you look at the nitty-gritty details of what we spent below, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1 - All costs are in US dollars.

2 - Not all expenses are included - here's what we've left out:
(a) We don't report how much we spend on alcohol. I remember reading some horrible, judgy comments in a blog post a few years back about how much someone spent on booze, so I left it out when we first started tracking our cruising costs back in New Zealand. For consistency's sake, I've continued to leave it out when tracking our cruising costs.
(b) We've also left out our costs for medical insurance. We didn't think it made sense to include insurance costs as they can vary so widely depending upon your nationality, where you cruise, what level of coverage you want and can afford, whether you get subsidies etc. In case you are curious, while we're back in the States, we do have a high deductible/high out-of-pocket expenses insurance through the health insurance marketplace (aka the Affordable Care Act), primarily to protect our assets and cover us in case of a catastrophic medical condition.
(c) I haven't included any expenses related to my writing projects (e.g., editor, book cover design, publishing expenses, author website).

3 - I've included any shipping and taxes we've paid in what we report - Florida has a 6% sales tax.

All right, now that we've got that out of the way, let's dive into the numbers.

GROCERIES | Total = $411

This category includes everything we put in our bodies in terms of food and drink (excluding booze) that we prepare ourselves. It doesn't include things like paper towels and ziploc bags, which I know some people would classify as groceries. Sure, you could probably eat them, but they wouldn't taste very good.

Although we don't budget (you can read more about that here), I'm happiest when we keep our monthly grocery spend per person under $200. As you can see from the total above, we more than achieved that, but that was mainly due to our food being paid for while we were in the Bahamas.

PERSONAL & HOUSEHOLD | Total = $32

This is the category where we include household things (like paper towels and ziploc bags) and personal hygiene items (like soap and shampoo). We also capture items for the "home" here - like bug spray.

ENTERTAINMENT | Total = $184

In terms of drinks and eating out, this includes everything we don't prepare ourselves, even if we get something to go and eat it back on the boat. We also track how much we spend on books, magazines, DVD rentals and going to the movies in this category, as well as the occasional lottery ticket.

Our spend in this category was quite high for us, especially considering that we were in the Bahamas for a good chunk of time. We spent a lot of money going out to eat during March, plus we had an outing to a Minnesota spring training game in Ft. Myers, which accounts for the relatively high spend in this category over the past two months.

As many people have wrapped up their cruising season and put their boats in storage, things are quieter in Indiantown which should translate into less eating out over the next few months.

COMMUNICATIONS | Total = $110

Our cell phone is actually one of our biggest non-boat related expenses. We have a monthly prepaid plan with AT&T which includes 8GB of data and unlimited calls and texts.

BOAT FUEL | Total = Nil


Tickety Boo has been sitting in the workyard so we haven't needed to get any diesel or gas.

PROPANE  | Total = Nil

We have a propane/LPG cooker on our boat, which we need to replace as the stove no longer works and replacement parts aren't available. While we're at Indiantown Marina, we use an electric hotplate and a crockpot for cooking, so we haven't had to spend any money on filling our propane tanks.

MARINA COSTS | Total = $1,810

The workyard isn't cheap - $30 a day which includes water an electric. If you pay for a month in advance, you get a small discount.

BOAT STUFF | Total = $192

This category is for all the stuff we buy for the boat, as well as  repair and maintenance costs. Since our boat is broken, we've put boat projects on hold for now. The only expense we had was for insurance.

TRANSPORT | Total = $139

This category is for costs related to our vehicle, mostly for gas to drive into the nearby "big city" of Stuart for errands. Driving to Ft Myers to see the Minnesota Twins took a lot of gas which is a big factor in the number you see above.

MEDICAL EXPENSES | Total = $208

This category includes medical expenses outside of our monthly insurance premium (which aren't included here - see section on exclusions above), like over the counter medications and prescriptions.

Ongoing appointments for a medical issue which arose in February meant more spending in this category than I would have liked.
 
OTHER | Total = $67


In this category, we break out how much we spend on clothes and travel expenses. We also include a catch-all miscellaneous group for stuff that doesn't fit neatly anywhere else - things like laundry, Amazon Prime, presents, computer parts, postage etc.


Any money saving tips to share? What do you spend the most on each month? Are there any areas you're trying to cut back on?

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08 May 2019

Random Pictures From The Conch Inn Marina, Bahamas | Wordless Wednesday





Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - When we flew into Marsh Harbour, our friend was staying on his boat at the Conch Inn Marina. These are some of the random pictures Scott took while we were there.

2 - I think I like the bird one the best.

3 - See that fish in the foil? There were a bunch of Boy Scouts at the marina. They had just gotten back from a week-long sailing trip and caught some mackerel. We got some of their extra.

4 - Can you imagine being on a relatively small sailboat for a week with a group of teenage boys? I would think things would start to get smelly pretty quick. Hats off to the adults who went with them.

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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06 May 2019

Spring Training With The Minnesota Twins | Go Twins!

My husband and I eloped to Denmark a gazillion years ago (27 to be precise). Not being a Danish speaker, I had no idea what was going on. Having studied a little Norwegian in college, my hubby swore that he understood what the guy was saying during our wedding vows because the languages are similar. Apparently, I agreed to honor and follow the Minnesota Twins until death do us part.

Hmm. I probably should have brought a Danish-English phrase book with me.

Many years later, my hubby is still crazy about the Twins. I'm more of a fair weather fan. If you give me a hot dog and a beer, I'll shout out "Go Twins!" like nobody's business. Otherwise, I couldn't tell you what the latest box scores were.

Back in March, we went to a spring training game in Ft. Meyers. While, I didn't get a hot dog, I did get a thirst-quenching overpriced beer. It was a fun outing. And now you get to see a million pictures of the game because, hey, that's one way of living up to my marriage vows.

So here we go. Grab yourself a hot dog and beer before you start scrolling down.

When you get to Hammond Stadium, you're in little doubt that you're in Twins Territory. It's a nice little stadium. It's got a Florida vibe going on.

I may or may not be in the picture below. Those of you who know me, know that I'm camera shy. I'll give you a hint. I'm wearing a Twins t-shirt.

I guess that's not a great hint. Everyone was wearing Twins gear.


We watched the Colorado Rockies' batting practice. That netting is a good reminder of how fast these balls go flying.



I wonder how many balls they go through in batting practice. More importantly, why are the balls always white? Why don't they jazz them up with different colors?


It was overcast for a while. Overcast is a great thing in Florida. When the sun is shining it can get super hot. Then I get sweaty. Then I get cranky. Then I get thirsty. Then I ask Scott to buy me a beer.

They were selling Leinenkugel beer. Scott got really excited. Then he got disappointed cause it was their summer shandy, not the original. We had Yeungling instead.


Here's the Twins' dugout. It looks clean and tidy now, but after the game I bet you'll find sunflower seeds all over the place. Some of these guys are like little hamsters, cramming tons of seeds into their mouths.


These are some of the more expensive seats. We didn't sit here. We got the cheapest seats you could get. They were $9 each, which isn't too bad. Of course, there are other fees for "convenience" and "processing" which get added on top for a grand total of $25.50. It was a nice day out away from the boatyard, so worth it.


I thought it would be cool if Scott took a picture of a baseball. So he did.


Just in case you forgot, this is Twins Territory.


We watched the Twins doing warm-up over at the Tom Kelley field.




Fans watching the game from the grassy areas. Looks more comfortable to stretch out on a blanket than sit in a plastic chair.


Here's where we sat - in the outfield. While we were waiting for the game to start, we called Scott's aunt and uncle in North Dakota. They're big Twins fans. I think it's a requirement if you live in North Dakota. You also have to like lefse and cold weather. I like lefse, but I don't like the cold. This is one of the many reasons why we don't live in North Dakota.


A lot of work goes into getting the field ready for the game.


The game was televised. Scott's uncle watched. Not sure about his aunt. I wonder if we made it on screen.




The game is about to start!


Please don't ask me for a recap of the game. I didn't pay that close of attention. Plus, we don't want to talk about the fact that the Twins tied. They should have won, right?

Scott just reminded me of something weird that happened during the game which just goes to show how little attention I did pay to the game. When the ninth inning started, there was a guy on second base. For a few minutes, we both thought that aliens had abducted us and we had lost time cause you don't start an inning with someone already on base.

Turns out you do in spring training. I guess they experiment with new rules before rolling them out into the regular season.

Anyhoo, here are some action shots of Byron Buxton. Scott wanted to make sure that I added these. Apparently, he's awesome.



Not so much action in this one. They're waiting for a pitching change.


Back to some action.



I wonder if they're talking about sunflower seeds?


When you mention sunflower seeds for the second time, that seems like a good place to stop.

Do you like baseball? If so, who's your favorite team? What other sports do you like?

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04 May 2019

Saturday Spotlight | Masquerade: Oddly Suited Anthology, Featuring L.G. Keltner

In addition to the usual blog posts every Monday and Wednesday about our travel adventures and day-to-day life living aboard a sailboat, I also occasionally post on Saturdays, focusing on things related to writing such as cover reveals, book launches, reviews, interviews with authors etc. So if you're a bit of a book nerd like I am, check in on Saturdays - you never know what might pop up.



Today, I'm thrilled to be featuring the release of the latest Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited, and sharing an interview with one of its authors, L.G. Keltner. 

If you're a writer and you're not familiar with the IWSG, hop on over to their site and check it out. It's a great resource for writers at all stages, from unpublished to best-sellers. They run annual writing contests - the winners' stories are published in an anthology published by Dancing Lemur Press. I was fortunate to be featured in their Hero Lost anthology, which gave me the confidence to publish my first cozy mystery.

This year's anthology focuses on stories about young love in all of its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Masquerade features the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard,

L.G. Keltner was the overall winner of this year's anthology. Scroll on down to find out what she has to say about writing, penguins, and cookies. Plus, be sure to read all the way to the end - there's a giveaway!



Interview with L.G. Keltner

1 - What inspired you to write this story?

I had a starting point with the masquerade prompt, but the direction I took came down to the time of year I was writing the story. An old Halloween costume features heavily in “Oddly Suited” and helped drive the narrative. And when was I writing the bulk of this story? In October, right before Halloween when I was helping my kids get their Halloween costumes organized. Also, my kids are obsessed with the idea of making videos and having their own YouTube channel when they’re old enough. That naturally inspired me to have my characters writing scripts and filming their own videos to post online.

2 - Do you have any writing rituals? 

I need to have coffee or tea. That’s a must. Even if I’m writing at night after my kids go to bed. I also need to have water. Other than that, I need to be flexible. I have three kids with a fourth on the way. If I wasn’t flexible, I’d never get anything done.

3 - What's more important - character or plot?

Oh, this is a tough one. I think they’re both important and play off each other a lot. Character actions certainly help drive the plot, and the plot influences character growth throughout a story. I’ve read and enjoyed many stories, and I’ve seen examples where a compelling plot helps to keep you reading despite the characters being flat. Nevertheless, I think most readers want to connect with the characters. Rounded characters that connect with readers tend to make more of a lasting impression. So, while I think they’re both important, I’m inclined to believe character is ultimately more important.

4 - What do you like best about being an author? What do you like the least? 

Writing can be cathartic. That’s one of the things I love about it. Every story I tell is personal in some way. I pour my thoughts and feelings onto the page every time I write. The fictional scenarios I create help me to see things from a different perspective. My least favorite part of being a writer is writer’s block. The frustration I feel when I hit a wall is maddening. I write because it’s part of who I am. It isn’t really a choice. I don’t feel like myself if I’m not writing regularly. In fact, I can be downright grumpy until I work my way past the block. Just ask my husband about that one, and he’ll confirm it.

5 - What's your favorite cookie? If you don't like cookies, what's wrong with you? Oops, sorry, scratch that. My follow-up question was meant to be far more polite - "Why don't you like cookies?"

Whew! It’s a good thing I like cookies. I love cookies of all kinds, but my favorite has to be oatmeal raisin. They need to be fresh and chewy, though. Yum. I’m getting hungry just thinking about them.

6 - A penguin walks through your front door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why did he come visit you?

He says, “My name is Mr. Flibble, and I came to fry you with my hex vision.” And as his statement implies, he came to fry me with his hex vision. Unfortunately for me and my curiosity, he wouldn’t give me enough time to ask why he’s wearing the sombrero. (I am a big fan of Red Dwarf, so there was no other way I could have answered this question.) What else would you like us to know about you? I’ve been writing for most of my life. My childhood was filled with books, and my parents both read regularly. I lived out in the country and rarely had other kids to play with during the summer, so I read a lot. That’s probably what drove me to write. I wanted to create books like the ones I loved so much. I first attempted to write a novel when I was six years old. It was terrible, of course, but I was proud of it at the time. It had both dinosaurs and aliens in it, after all. It was a masterpiece as far as I was concerned. Many novels have manifested in the intervening years, though they’ve remained hidden away. Flawed as they may be, I’ve learned a lot through writing each of them. Hopefully one day soon I’ll write a novel that I can share with the world.


About L.G. Keltner

L.G. Keltner has been attempting to write novels since she was six. None of those early attempts were any good, but her passion for writing remained strong.  She graduated from Drake University in 2008, and she lives in Iowa with her husband and children. L.G. writes mostly science fiction, though she also enjoys writing humorous young adult stories.

Connect with L.G. on her blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and Amazon.



About Masquerade & Buy Links

BLURB

Find love at the ball. . .

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Find out more on the IWSG Anthologies website, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

BUY LINKS

Pick up your own copy of Oddly Suited - available in ebook and paperback.

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The authors of Masquerade: Oddly Suited are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one winner. To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open internationally from 12:00 am GMT 17th March to 12:00am GMT 6th May.

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01 May 2019

Cozy Mystery Writing Update | IWSG


The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) is a place to share and encourage, where writers can express their doubts and concerns without appearing foolish or weak. It's a great place to mingle with like minded people each month during IWSG day.

Every month there's an optional question which may prompt folks to share advice, insights, a personal experience or story. Some folks answer the question in their IWSG blog post or let it inspire them if they're struggling with what to say.

This month's question is:

"What was an early experience where you learned that language has power?"

Check out how people have answered this month's question, as well as the other insecurities and writing topics they may have shared by visiting the IWSG sign-up list here.

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Rather than answer this month's question, I've decided to give you an update on how things are going with my latest cozy mystery - Poisoned by the Pier.

"Boo! Hiss! That's boring! Bring back Simon the Time Traveling Cat!"

Whoa. Settle down, people. Simon will be back next month. I promise.

"We want Simon now! Even your graphic is boring. No one wants to look at a picture of a computer and a notebook, especially with such dull colors."

Okay, here's the thing - my creativity is tapped out. I've got nothing for you. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Which I guess is one of my writing insecurities. What if I don't have any creative juices left? What if I was born with a finite amount and I've squeezed every last drop out writing Poisoned by the Pier?

{Gentle, reassuring comments welcome below.}

But enough about me. Let's talk about Poisoned by the Pier.

Wait. . .that's about me too. I wrote the darn thing after all.

"OMG. Enough waffling about! Just get on with it already!"
Fine. You win.

So you know how I {gasp} skipped IWSG last month? That's because my hubby and I were in the Bahamas helping a friend bring his boat back to Florida. I knew that I wouldn't be able to get much writing done while on board, so I worked myself into a frenzy practically rewriting my entire book in March so that I could send it out to beta readers before we left on April 1st.

{Let's take a moment of silence to thank those awesome beta readers - you guys rock!}

When we got back to the States, they had sent their feedback through. I then spent last week making final changes to the manuscript before sending it off to my editor on Monday. Provided he doesn't find any major issues and all goes well, I'm hoping to publish it in June. Keep your fingers crossed for me, people.

{One more shout-out - this time to my hubby who has read this manuscript for what must seem like a million times. He's the best alpha reader, beta reader, omega reader (is there such a thing?) and all around good egg a girl could have.}

Now, to get you in the mood, and because that graphic above was so boring looking, here's a fun marketing graphic I made for Poisoned by the Pier. Anyone fancy a tropical drink on the beach?


How about you? What's been going on in your neck of the woods? What's your favorite drink?

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29 April 2019

Hey, We Know Them! Drinks & Memories At Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar


One of the places we really wanted to show our friend in the Bahamas, was Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay. We had been there on our first trip to the Bahamas in 2015 with some mutual friends and enjoyed the atmosphere, people, and, more importantly, their world famous Goombay Smash.

After walking around the settlement in the heat, dripping with sweat, and having worked up a considerable thirst, we were excited to see the entryway to Miss Emily's.


The place was exactly the same as I remembered. T-shirts, boat cards, business cards, even money, tacked up on the walls and ceiling by visitors.


Here's our friend enjoying his Goombay Smash.


He appears to be a bit camera shy. I can't say that I blame him. That's what I do when anyone tries to take my pictures. Unless, of course, I've had more than one Goombay Smash. Then, I'll start posing for them. The drinks are pretty strong. One will do me in. Two will make me even more silly than I normally am. You really don't want to see what would happen after three.

For the record, I only had one Goombay Smash on this visit.


As I wandered around checking out the boat cards, I saw a very familiar one. Our friends, Doug and Tina, from s/v Amazed left their card in 2017 when they were enjoying their own Goombay Smashes. I wonder how many they had.

Oh, I should mention the other name on the card, Chloe. She's their super adorable, super enthusiastic, and super talented coconut husking chocolate Labrador retriever. She (along with some other boat dogs I know) is going to be featured in my upcoming cozy mystery, Poisoned by the Pier. I had so much fun working in dogs that I know into this book. :)

Have you ever been someplace and found something that someone you know left behind?

24 April 2019

Wordless Wednesday | Fishy Russian Roulette

 


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - We recently helped a friend bring his boat back from the Bahamas to Florida. He's a keen fisherman and put his line out every chance he got. While he didn't get the much hoped for mahi-mahi, he did get a couple of snapper and a barracuda.

2 - Scott and I have always been a little worried about eating certain kinds of fish in the Bahamas due to the possibility of contracting ciguatera poisoning. I know people who've had ciguatera and it sounds just awful - gasterointestinal and neurological symptoms can last for years.

3 - Snapper (like the one pictured above) can carry ciguatera, but if you eat smaller specimens, then your risk is supposedly lower. We did end up eating this one and the good news is that everyone survived.
 
What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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