A note from Mosaic: A couple weeks ago, I found myself chatting online with Marcella Wright who's currently living in a caravan with her family in New Zealand. She is interested in eventually taking her family sailing/cruising and we struck on the idea of writing guest posts for each others' blogs. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Guest Post from Marcella Wright: Making Cents in Life
Today is our official two year anniversary of living aboard our sailboat, Mosaic!!! I'm going to take a few moments and just be proud of how far we've come. As individuals. As a couple. As a family. And as sailors. I know that sometimes I feel a little down that we're still "just" living aboard … Continue reading Reflecting on Two Years Living Aboard Our Sailboat
Here's our September 2018 budget/expense report for all boat related items. I'm hoping to actually keep track really closely this month and have an even more in-depth report for October. My goal in being so transparent with our expenses is to help out anybody in the planning and dreaming phase to understand the real-world expenses … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: September 2018
Yep, we finally got the kids out sailing!! I think Evan may have gotten to sail with us once, a couple years ago, when we had our Catalina 25. But this past weekend, after much prep work each evening after work during the week before, we were finally able to take Mosaic out sailing on … Continue reading Our First Time Sailing Together As A Family
OK - here's the August budget and expense report, as promised. For those that don't know, we're a family of four living aboard our 1978 Fuji 40 sailboat SV Mosaic in Portland Oregon. We've been living aboard for almost 2 years, stationary here in Portland as we prepare to leave for long-term cruising. We are … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: August 2018
Since making the decision not to leave Portland and head up to the Puget Sound this year, we have been making good on our promise to ourselves to start really using the boat and having some fun! Vacations are for Sailing! Brenden had two weeks of vacation left for the year which we were saving … Continue reading Late Summer Adventures Away From The Dock
I'm late in getting this up but, in doing so, I'm developing the process by which I would like to manage our budget reports each month. So, bear with me. I'm sure this will be an evolving process. If you missed out on my previous Expense Report, where I detailed everything we've spent so far … Continue reading Mosaic Crew Boat Budget: July 2018
We've finally come to a conclusion on the big decision that's been looming over our heads for the past few weeks: Should we move our boat and our family north to the Puget Sound rather than staying in the Portland area for another winter? We WANT to be in the Puget Sound. We want the … Continue reading Fighting Feelings of Defeat as Our Plans Take a Hit
Hey guys. So, yeah, apparently my vow to write a blog post every week went out the window this month. We’ve just been SO busy lately with boat projects and planning a potential move to the Puget Sound, on top of our normal jobs, that I haven’t taken the time to sit down and update … Continue reading Should We Take the Leap?
So, for those of you that are following along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, you already know that WE'VE GOT OUR MAST BACK! We're just a little excited about this. Just a little. Ok ... actually a lot. We're so close to being able to go sailing. We haven't sailed this boat since October … Continue reading Our Sailboat is a Sailboat Again!