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So... yeah.  We got the car back.  But it wasn't quite over...

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Because just when things are starting to be stable, it's time for a kick in the balls.

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To Frum or not to frum?

That is the question.  

As Pesach rushes in like the tide, a decision must be made. And I'm struggling with that decision.

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So living on a boat makes you want things to be kind of smaller just in general, because of the space issue of a 28 foot sailboat.  While it's much bigger than the 25 footer, you still have to work with the space at hand and we filled part of it with a sea fridge.

HPLP (Hetero Platonic Life Partner) and I went to CostCo yesterday afternoon to get a few things and walked out with tiny amazing cheap lappy tablet thingys on her dime.  The kind that the keyboard comes off and it's a tablet, then you stick it back on and it's a lappy.

Cool, but so what, right?

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So every night after dinner, as we sit here and settle into our entertainment for the evening and the usual cat slavery, I announce, "I love my house!" and have done so since we moved in months ago.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 04:37 PM PDT

A View From the Shore - Back On Board

by Mortifyd

My sailing partner and I drove from Louisiana to the Oregon coast during the end of May and after some nasty surprises (hello 3 inches of water over the floorboards inside the cabin) and the death of the door (again, if you've been following the saga) we cleaned it up and moved back in.

Now, part of it is that I'm simply a little bigger.  Part of it is having another person on board full time.  But the Emuna was just a little too small at that point and we had to sort out what to do before the weather changed again and we were really going to have issues.

So reluctantly we put out the word we were on the market for a bigger boat.

That was several weeks ago, and we were really beginning to get concerned that it just wasn't going to happen and trying to plot how to tackle the rebuild while living in the middle of it again.  So it was really a surprise to us as much as everyone else that we bought a 28' Newport II a couple of days ago.

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I love packing.  I mean that in a completely serious, get excited about it, break out the boxes and let's sort shit kind of way.   The making of order from chaos, the removal of painful memories and the promise of a clean break and a new start - I love it.

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It's been a rough couple weeks here in the swamp.

This is a frank discussion of mental illness, poverty and the challenges of dealing with the Social Security system - so if it's not your cuppa - move on.

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That's a line from a Bowie song, don't panic.

There's plenty of chaos going on here though, more below the dooblydoo.

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Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 04:49 AM PST

A View From the Swamp - I Won!

by Mortifyd

So in a rare bit of luck, I actually won my appeal on my SSDI.  So at some point this spring I should be going home.

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM PST

Depressionz - I Haz it.

by Mortifyd

And it's making my life suck - and not in a good way.

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So I have a court date now for SSDI.

I'm scared shitless.

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