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Preparing to Move Aboard–Getting Rid of the Stuff

Posted on Mon 02 May 2011 in Landlubber life

Dawn and I held a Yard Sale this weekend to get rid of the stuff we’ve accumulated since we sold the house and moved into the condo bout 7 years (?? – Dawn knows) ago as well as stuff we’ve had forever but just doesn’t make sense to take on the boat. Prior to the big garage sale we also let our friends come over and get first dibs on things and immediately we were left with pretty much nothing to sit on! I had initially thought this was going to take a little longer, but all of a sudden I realized, we’re probably going to be liveaboards in a week or so!!

After the yard sale we took a very full car load of stuff to Goodwill and a stack of computer stuff to InterConnection being mindful to get receipt slips so we can itemize our deductions in our 2011 taxes.


We still have a pile of “valuable” designer or “cool” clothes stack of sporting good stuff, a desk and a bedroom set, that we’re taking to Buffalo Exchange, 2nd Base and listing on Craig’s List respectively.

It’s nice to get rid of this stuff, but man will I miss those boots!

Shilshole Bay Marina Tenants Meeting

Posted on Thu 03 December 2009 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina

Officially it’s called the Dock Captain’s Meeting, but everyone’s invited so I’m going to call it a tenants meeting.

The meeting is Tuesday 8 December 6pm at the Corinthian Yacht Club.

If you have a boat at the Marina and can make it I highly recommend you do!

ScanMyPhotos.com Price Increase

Posted on Thu 01 October 2009 in Landlubber life

I just got an email announcing new pricing:

While our last rate change was in 2007, in order to maintain our high level of customer service and upgraded technology infrastructure, certain adjustments will occur on October 10th.  The new rate schedule applies to prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning (\$149.95) and some standard photo scanning services (\$64.95 to scan up to 1,000 photos).  Always save 10% (up to \$25 by entering this promo code on the order page: TWITTER.

Click here to order by October 10th at the current rates!


Posted on Wed 30 September 2009 in Landlubber life

When we bought Deep Playa there was a file box of manuals and receipts which were almost fused together into a single paper brick. Paper and moist environments don’t mix so well. Since then I’ve been making progress on scanning all of those documents and where it makes sense I put them up on the web for all to have was drop.io/deepplaya. [NOTE: Drop.io is no more.]

Well one of the things we wanted to keep at hand but not take with us were all of the pre-digital photos that I have from my childhood that my mom sent me when I turned 30 as well as a bunch of things from college, about 1800 photos! I seriously though this would cost about \$1000 or at least \$500. Nope… only \$124.95 !!

www.ScanMyPhotos.com will scan all the photos you can fit in their box (roughly a shoebox) for \$124.95! You have to sort them all by size band them together and they just scan them all in size order. The send you a folded box and a shipping label in a US Postal Service envelope you unfold the box, tape it up fill it full and slap on the US Postal shipping label. They were not the highest quality scans of photos I’ve ever seen, but these were cheesy vacation photos from 1971-1981 on pretty crappy print paper anyway so it’s not like we were archiving artwork. The scans all look respectable and I’m happy that now I can take all my pics with me on the boat in digital format and send the originals back to mom for safe keeping. I highly recommend www.ScanMyPhotos.com !

Zip Car coming to Shilshole ?

Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina

I don’t know but I’m trying to make it happen!

If you’re not familiar with Zip Car they’re a car rental service focused on people who have fewer or no cars but occasionally need a car. I think the Shilshole Bay Marina is a great candidate for such a service. 99% of the time I ride my scooter and Dawn has the car. But frequently we have to do this logistical dances so I can take the car to run errands for Deep Playa. It would be a lot better if I had easy access to a pickup or small SUV to run errands and carry around large items that won’t fit in my scooter. Zip Car is that solution to me.

Anyway, I’ve got the form from Zip Car and I’m working to get a hold of Sharon in the office to help me fill it out. I’ll let you know how its going.