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Our Home on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

This article focuses on our unit at the 100 East Huron Residences, which is located at the corner of Michigan and Huron on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. See the previous article for a description of our “neighborhood.”As always there’s a story to tell, w…

Our Chicago Neighborhood

It’s the real estate agents’ mantra: Location, location, location. You’ve probably heard the phrase often and may wonder what inspires agents to say the word three times. In a nutshell, location, location, location means homes can experi…

Our Return to Chicago

Looking back at the articles I wrote regarding the sale of the boat and the transition to being condo owners in Sarasota it is clear that I omitted a significant fact, which was our intention to also have a place in Chicago.So here’s a bit of perspecti…

Our New Sarasota Residence

We are now homeowners after five years of living on a boat. The unit we purchased, 100 Central Avenue, is a located in the Five Points District, which is literally at the heart of Sarasota’s lovely downtown.100 central Ave circled in the lower center o…

Now Let’s Find a Place to Live

Let’s start with a premise. The number of people who live aboard their boat also own a home, and in some cases more than one. We did not. So the decision to sell the boat required us to start the process of finding a place to live.That process started …

Living Aboard Comes to an End

The live aboard journey comes to an end.This journey began in October of 2010 with a 6,150 mile adventure called the Great Loop, which began six month after I retired from the Warranty Group. The journey ended on February 1, 2019 with the sale of Guide…

Remembering Bill Fisher

Bill Fisher, my friend and mentor, passed away on November 27, 2019. He was 79.I met Bill in August of 1970, some 49 years ago, when I attended a two week training course in Chicago that was put on by Pat Ryan & Associates that trained Finance and …

Crewing to Annapolis: Morehead City to Annapolis on the ICW

I’m going to tell most of this story with photos. But first a little background.Morehead City has been my preferred stop on the route north and south since I started making the trips from Sarasota to Hingham and back (circa 2014 to 2018). Why you ask? …

Crewing to Annapolis: Fort Pierce to Morehead City

We departed the Fort Pierce City Marina at 8:07 AM on Friday, March 29 and headed north on the ICW.Departing Fort Pierce City MarinaOur goal was to spend the day on the ICW and then, at Cape Canaveral, head east on the barge canal to return to the Atla…

Crewing to Annapolis: Wild Weather

We departed Sarasota at 10:30 AM on Monday morning with bright sunny skies and a slight north wind and preceded south on the ICW to Venice where we turned west out into the Gulf. Once on the Gulf, we plugged in the Gulf Stream …