She is an attorney. She worked very hard to put herself through law school, struggling raising two kids and cleaning houses. I am an engineer (EE). I worked my way through school and worked my way through the ranks of the communications scene and into management. I raised my three kids on my own after I divorced my first wife. We met in 2003 and married in 2005. I resigned my position managing engineers at a communications firm in Houston and moved to California to run the law office.
We bought our first sailboat in 2009. She’s was a 26′ Columbia Mk II and she was our pride and joy. Although she needed some fixing up, we were learning to sail with her, and alas, we sold her to make way for our new boat. We now own a Harstad 31 (try to find that one on the web!) that is actually 32′ LOD and has over 6′ of headroom in the main saloon. She’s a beautiful boat!
This blog will stand as an historical account of our learning to sail and our
Update August 9, 2010: We sold our Harstad 31 and will be picking up our new boat this weekend. She is a Columbia 36 that has been completely refinished both inside and out. She has a new (50 hours) Yanmar diesel in her and is in immaculate overall condition.