So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
My lovely wife takes politics a bit more seriously than I do. That's not to say I'm apathetic. I do vote, but mainly because the local bozos are in a position to affect my day to day life. On a national level I suspect my vote is not worth anything compared to the interests of those who actually run the country.
My lovely wife, bless her heart, is less cynical than I am.
With that as a bit of background, my lovely wife is a bit more concerned about this years crop of presidential candidates than usual. We are registered Independents so we take a hard look at the contenders from both parties. Isn't it a shame that with all the people in country the size of the United States this is what we have to choose from?
You know how some people are always going on about if so and so candidate is elected they'll leave the country? It's all talk as they never leave. Instead they just belly ache and complain all the time. Frankly, it would be nice if they'd leave -or at least shut up.
Well, my lovely wife is seriously thinking about leaving the country for a while. We've taken steps to make that a bit easier, like finally getting our passports. She's not thinking of going to Canada, like so many people threaten to do. Unlike most Americans we actually follow what goes on in Canada. Living in Northern New Hampshire, Canada is a hop and a skip away, plus I've family there. While Canada is a kinder and gentler place than the US, it has plenty of problems if its own. Besides, it's not all that easy to get in anymore. It's easy to visit, but they'd kick us out after 6 months.
My lovely wife has asked me to look at more capable boats. Instead of thinking in terms of a boat we could live on for weeks or months, now she's thinking months and years. She wants a boat in which we can leave the country if necessary. She's serious, so I've got to be serious too.
We've been looking at boats that sail well and are easy to maintain. If it's going to be a long term bug out vehicle, those qualities are even more important. Fortunately, we've got all winter to find a good boat for us. This being Florida, there's a lot of boats for sale. Eventually we'll find one that serves our needs at a price we can afford.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.