Stephanie Archive

What’s That Noise?

What we hope to hear when spending time on our floating home are the sounds of silence.  Or perhaps, water lapping against the hull or maybe birds singing in the early morning hours. April 14, 2017 was the first night we spent on our floating home.  The beginning of a new journey, a new chapter in life.  We dreamed of being gently rocked to sleep. …

Here we go again!

The chart books have been dusted off. Weather is being closely watched. Provisioning has begun. It is time for Floating Home to float back north to her home port! In the 3 months that we’ve stayed at The Marina at Ortega Landing, we have taken Floating Home out for a cruise only 3 or 4 times.  We are excited to be on the move again!   …

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

It’s interesting how things happen.  Here we are in Florida, for just 3 months.  In October Jim’s parents became full-time Floridians in a beautiful retirement community. Jim received a call last Tuesday night from his mom.  His dad had had a stress test in the morning.  That evening the doctor called with the results and said: “I want you in the hospital now.”  The stress …

Staying Put in Jacksonville

The sky is blue, with a few white, puffy clouds and the breeze is warm.  We’re hearing about snow, ice and cold from friends and family in the north.  We made it to Florida!     It has been a little over a month since we arrived in Jacksonville.  The marina is a beautiful place overlooking the Ortega River.  There’s a very nice clubhouse, pool …