Back in the Saddle Again!

As a young farm-girl I was taught that if I fall off the horse, 

Our granddaughter Jaycee rides Rusty! Aunt Kathy and Kaley instucted and encouraged!

Our granddaughter Jaycee rides Rusty with Aunt Kathy & Kaley’s encouragement and instruction!

I need to get right back up into that saddle again & show em’ who’s Boss!!

Well…both Dean & I have done that many time’s over the years with many different situations that have happened throughout our lifetimes. It’s just that this particular time threw us both for a loop bigtime!! It was literally a shock to our systems…not only to our beautiful floating home, but to each of us. Since the afternoon of June 20, 2014, we have been pulling ourselves up by our boot-straps, regrouping, repairing, dealing with ups & down’s of emotions, depression, worries of finances, you name it! When something happens in your life to throw you off balance, you sometimes become sort of numb for a while until you can figure out the best way to move ahead. I have several blog posts started (that were never finished) to tell you about our ‘experience’ but I could never finish because the tears would start and I’d just crumble. Our plans and dreams as full-time cruisers had only been in motion for a bit over six months and in a flash they were abruptly halted to a standstill.

What I do know is we have each other and that is all that matters!IMG_0133

And we still have our home…

Our Way Too!

Our Way Too!

There are some cruisers that we know have recently had much worse happen to them…lost lives, lost their boats, fought cancer and those instances made our situation seem like the tiniest fish in this big blue sea.

Don’t get me wrong…we’ve had many wonderful fun times this past year with family and friends, our daughter’s amazing wedding in St Thomas, new opportunities, new boat projects, and many awesome memories. We’ve kept extremely busy…but in our down times we have honestly really struggled and worried about how we can replenish our savings and cruising fund to continue todo what we set out to do.

I am here to say we are still here, we’re back in the saddle again…working on always seeing the good in situations, moving forward, starting over & telling our story once again. Time to show em who’s Boss and get on with it!!

While we are sitting still and tied up to a dock, getting life in order, working Boat Shows, loving each other and living life…I’ll be sharing past and current happenings, projects, smiles & sunsets.

Our Way Too! at anchor in Cowpen's Anchorage on the north side of Plantation Key, FL

Our Way Too! at anchor in Cowpen’s Anchorage on the north side of Plantation Key, FL

As my Daddy says…Stay tuned for yet another chapter of the Calkins Saga. 🙂

Love & Hugs~

Our Way Too! and her Crew

7 Responses to Back in the Saddle Again!

  1. Sue Ferrell says:

    Blessings to you! Choosing to go off to start a new chapter involves lots of “stuff.” Hang in there and remember all the people back home who wish they were doing what you’re doing and are a wee bit envious. Sunny sailing . . . tomorrow.

  2. randy says:

    You’ll make it, one day at a time.

  3. Camille says:

    You guys got this! I admire how y’all have handled the adversity. It’s all going to happen just like you want.

  4. Melanee rice says:

    So good to see your blog again. We all are facing bumps in the road. Reading how you are pushing on is inspiration to me. Love you cousins. Hope to get to see you soon. ???

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