Author: roamingrosemary


Well, it’s a done deal folks. Don sold the Nomad. We enjoyed 7 months of living aboard and now the new owner will do the same. Had we not bought her and sailed over to the west coast of FL we would still be residents of SC. Who knew the purchase of what was supposed to be our winter home would turn into GONE. Here, we find ourselves residents of FL all because we took a sail over to the west coast and fell in love with Punta Gorda, bought a home in a community that has 2 marinas. That was the incentive for the purchase, however, the marina’s can not handle a 48 foot trawler so she had to go. I will miss her and the lovely times we had aboard. Don will probably go back to a sailboat, he’s really a sailor at heart. We can start looking when the check clears. There are so many great islands in the gulf we want to explore. We love our new home, but I do miss all the friends I made in Surfside Beach. Looking forward to many fun times here, meeting new people and exploring the gulf of Mexico on our new boat. Will post back in when the big purchase has been made and we are under sail. Love to all and I hope you enjoyed sharing our adventures with us as much as we did making the memories. Too many more!!! Love to you all, stay well and God bless.


Well, we did it and are alive and well to tell the story. Still on the boat until we close on the 23rd of April and then have our stuff delivered on the 26th. Believe me when I tell you it was exhausting. Packing up my house and all the stuff that goes along with it was overwhelming to say the least. If it’s up to me I would never move again. But I’ve said that a few times in my life. Thought San Angelo,Texas-Seaside Park,NJ then Surfside Beach,SC and now Punta Gorda, FL and praise God no more. We are looking to sell the Nomad and get a smaller boat that we can keep at the marina where we live. That was a big part of the reason we decided on Windmill Village, the 2 marinas. It will be so nice to walk to the marina and get on our boast not to mention not having to pay marina charges of $700 a month. Leaves us a lot of casholla to travel with. WE hope to take another trip to Pelican Bay before we sell the Nomad but is not we’ll go on the new boat. So for now I’ll be signing off on our water travels.


We have been home in SC since March 17th and it’s been non stop. Between lunch with friends, parties, packing and listing items on line for sale we have been on a merry go round. I sold my Carolina room furniture in one day, guess it was priced right. The closing day has been moved up to the 15th of April and I moved up the closing date on my purchase in Punta Gorda to the 23rd of April. It still doesn’t seem real, don’t know when that’s going to change. Don has been so much help researching and listing on Craigs list. We have been getting bids and in 7 days the bids close and we get the “money”. Every little bit counts as I have given a lot of items to good will that I normally would have put in consignment, but time is of the essence and better to get rid of then to cart south. You probably won’t hear from us until we settle into our new home. Stay well and God Bless


WE found another house we like even better in the same community, the one with the marina. We made an offer and it was accepted, closes on April 30th. So much going on one house closing on 4/19 so back we go to SC this Friday and then the reality begins. The house down here comes fully furnished, just what I need another house full of furniture, however, i already made a deal with a consignment shop here in Punta Gorda. they will take everything and even get rid of what they don’t want, like mattresses which by law they are not allowed to take. Some peace of mind with that scheduled for May 1st. I am nothing if not organized. Most of my furniture will work in the new house. We are taking it easy this week, it may be our last leisure week for awhile. My man just came into the lounge so i’ll be signing off. lot’s to fill him in on.


Can’t believe my house sold in 3 days. For full asking price, never in a million years did I think that was going to happen. The first house down here went in a week before we could even list ours. Found another in the same community and put in an offer yesterday. The owner doesn’t want to accept a contingency without keeping his house on the market. That puts us in a negative position, we could wind up outbid or have to find other funding, that’s how he offered the counter. We’ll stand with our original offer,he he may always change his mind. Worst case scenario I’d have to put my stuff in storage and continue to live on the boat. Fingers crossed he’ll reconsiders or we find something we like as much. This is definitely the community we want to be in, how could we not with the marina included. top of all this crazy I need 2 new caps so I’m in the process of getting that done. My new “teeth” will be in my mouth by 3/15 and we will head to SC and the work begins. God is this real!!!!! If I didn’t feel so numb I think I’d be having a full blown breakdown. That being said, give it to the Man Above, which I do however, why do I keep dwelling on it let go Rosemary… Let go and let God, isn’t that how it goes? Well my friends keep me in your prayers and I’ll keep you posted on the ADVENTURES OF RO & DON as they progress.


Hi All, on to our next adventure and life changes. Today I signed a listing agreement to sell my house in SC. We found a property in Punta Gorda that offers everything we could possibly wish for including a marina. There is a 2 million dollar club house with a library, billiards room, gathering room, stage for performances, bocci, shuffle board, horse shoes and most delightful, a marina. Don found this while searching around on line, just fooling with search engines and low and behold there appeared what seems like the perfect place for us to relocate. So God willing we will be putting in an offer if they accept a contingency to sell. We will be doing this tomorrow, some times things relating to property sales differ from state to state and i’m not sure how this condition will fly in FL. Otherwise, we had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, I made dinner and Don got me the most beautiful long stem roses, love them. Am I a bit nervous right now nah, more in state of shock. Never thought I’d be moving again or even thinking about it. This place just seems like the right move for us. Now it’s in God’s hands and that’s me letting go and giving it to HIM.


As I was saying we pretty much hit most of the good restaurants. We have been working with a Realtor, Kirk. Kirk has shown us some really nice villas in town and another community about 8 miles out of town. We will be going out with him again tomorrow to see some more 2BS, 2BA, Den,2car garage is what we are looking at and we have seen a few very nice ones in good communities. The HOA’s are much higher then what I pay now and the taxes are as well, which gives me thoughts on “do i really” want to leave SC??? OK my friends I’m off for a mani and pedi long overdue. Stay well and God Bless.