So we survived our houseboat adventure … in fact, I think we flourished as a family! We actually enjoyed each other’s company (most of the time!) and worked together to keep everything running well. Of course, there is a fair bit to do each time you put down and raise the anchor, so hubby and I had to listen to each other, plus watch our little one. But it was definitely worth it. Above is a photo of our 3-year-old drinking in the view. I think he had a great time too.
While it’s always lovely to be back, we had a blast on our trip. Cruising around the islands, dining on freshly-caught crab, squid and fish, swimming at the odd well-protected inlet … it was like paradise.
I must admit though that I have `sea legs’ (or is that `land legs’) – I’m still detecting a bit of wave action whenever I stand too still!
I definitely think it’s good we went and did this but my focus has immediately returned to boosting our finances wherever I can.
Two jobs for today:
1) Rework our billpaying account to ensure that enough cash is being held each week to meet our regular bills; also I will investigate whether any of these (pay TV/internet) can be reduced.
2) List my financial goals for 2009 on the sidebar so I can scratch them off once achieved.
We’re aiming to build up a 20% deposit, which will take at least two years (from January ’09) so there’s a lot of work to do and I’d like to cut that period down as much as possible.