Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Life of CLOD ...

Living in Louisiana, it's easy to find good (and cheap) seafood at any time.

Recently another future cruiser mentioned that we're both CLODs ... huh?  She said it stands for "Cruisers Living On Dirt"!  Yeah, I guess that's about right.  Every minute of every day Ken and I are thinking about cruising.  We don't buy anything if it's not for the boat, and we're anxious for the day that we finally sell our house.  Anxious ... that's an understatement!  We're about to pull our hair out with this anchor that is our house.  

Until our house sells, we've been distracting ourselves with necessary projects and maintenance on the boat and the daily routine of work.  We do live in a great neighborhood but ... we've "been there, done that" and are longing for a new chapter in our lives.  Until then, we try and make the best of our situation with evenings spent in our backyard ... music (on our new Flips), food on the grill, and wine ... lots of wine!  

Actually, not that much wine but it sounds more exciting doesn't it?  Ken doesn't drink wine, and I don't want the extra spending (or the calories) so I only drink wine about once or twice a week, and only a couple of glasses.  Did I mention I'm a real lightweight?  Less drinking is also a good habit for cruising.  Too much alcohol can destroy a budget ... fast!  I'm definitely no wine expert, but I found some great wine at Wal-Mart.  It comes in several varieties and it's called Oak Leaf.  I like the Pinot Grigio, and it's only $3 bucks a bottle!  I can imagine Nirvana stocked up with these bottles of wine when we leave.  What will Ken stash on Nirvana?  He likes beer, also the cheap kind ... Busch.  He's been drinking it for ... how many years?!  Let's just say since high school ... LOL!

We're looking forward to finishing up the latest work on Nirvana within the next week or two ... then sailing!  There's nothing more therapeutic than relaxing on the water.  

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!

6 comments:

Sandee said...

I got stuck on the shrimp and the white wine. What were you talking about?

Have a terrific day. ☺

Anonymous said...

Ken and I would get along great cause I drink busch light

Tammy and Bruce Swart said...

We recently discovered that we both like Pinot Grigio! Thanks for the tip. Wine prices are definitely a concern. We will look for the Oak Leaf!

Don't worry, your time will come and you'll get that house sold! It doesn't look like you're having too bad a time of it for now...

Sharon said...

Enjoy your blog, my husband and I are also CLODs. We are on the 5 year plan and dreaming of the day. Have to get the youngest graduated. Until then will continue to read yours and others lots of good information.

Emily said...

Even better, you can buy the boxed Oakleaf Pinot Grigio for only $9.97. It's the equivalent of 4 bottles so really, really cheap! Tip for keeping it in a tiny boat fridge: Take the bag out of the box and put the bag into your boat fridge. It may not be elegant, but by golly, it works! Since we're planning to be RVing this time next year, these kinds of tips are important. :)

Ken n Cheryl said...

Sandee .. haha! Thought that'd get your attention!

Emily, good tip about the boxed wine .. turn it into bagged wine!

Tammy, let me know what you think about the Oak Leaf .. be honest! I like it!

Sharon, thanks for following along and best of luck on your plans too!

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