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Boat Scam Resolution

Since I ranted on here about our boat dilemma, it’s only fair I come on here and update you on our progress. I wrote about that here: https://sknicholls.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/how-florida-boat-scammers-work/

The rocket scientist checks with the bank every day to see if the lien has been paid. Well, today, the lien has been paid.

Don’t know if the guy is totally honest, or whether he was concerned about the threat of legal action. At any rate, he came through.

He’s deprived us of our property and failed to pay since December  7th.

The detective in Lee County assured us we would not be held liable if he wrecked the boat, smuggled drugs, or some other atrocious act, since we reported it to authorities. Thank goodness none of that came to pass, but better safe than sorry.

He still owes us a couple hundred, but we’re not holding our breath. Better to let it go and get the boat out of our name so he can do whatever and we’ll be completely out of the picture.

Now, we can enjoy our new boat without this hanging over us. We tried to have faith, but couldn’t help but feel scammed.

The RS and I feel so much relief! R.E.S.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.

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This was the day we bought the boat! Good riddance. We’ll never own a boat this big again, unless we have millions and a house on deep water.

Bye-bye boat!!! The nightmare is over.

Have you ever been scammed?

In A Nutshell

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This is my first New Year’s Day as a blogger.  I have spent the last two days reading posts on last year’s highlights and this year’s goals.

It all seems so formal.

I was just chatting with a blogger about how I make a list every day.  I put five things on there that I hope to accomplish by day’s end.  If there is anything left at the end of the day, I roll it over.

Never put on more than five things, so I don’t feel overwhelmed. Never allow the rollovers to make me feel unaccomplished. It is progress.

I have been doing this since the age of 31 and I am 53.  My therapist started this practice, and it stuck.  It works for me. I do this every single day.

I guess that’s about as formal as I ever get with goals and resolutions.  I only have one major goal for 2014:

  1. To put my fingers to the keyboard and write!

That’s all!

  If that is accomplished the rest will come in due time.

Looking back on 2013 I have learned a few things:

  1. I love my Swiffer.
  2. I can cook anything in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Kirby’s are REALLY worth their weight in gold.
  4. WordPress is the greatest place in the world to connect with awesome and inspiring people.
  5. Humans are weird.
  6. Books are books.

No great revelations here. A few observations.  Life is a blast and can be boring all at the very same time.

Happy New Year!