Wait ’till next year…

Get it?   Cause it’s in like 30 hours…yes I’m a dork.

I haven’t posted very much as I’ve been a little scattered as the year comes to an end.  I’m feeling frustrated that my focus is finding at least one new job to catch up to and stay atop my existing bills.  And also frustrated that my current job has slowed down so much that the thought of saving for a sailboat seems more like a fairy tale than an exciting goal.  

Hope is certainly not lost, just scampering over the horizon, popping up to remind me it’s there and then drifting off.  I hope to have a boat by the end of spring.  My main issues still are lowering my current rent by moving temporarily or buying a cheap RV to park in my boyfriends yard.  Fancy, I know.  

I am focusing on my little crochet world.  I had a table at a local bars “Barzaar”, which they hold right before Christmas for locals to sell their creations.  It was fun but not very lucrative.  I’ve decided to narrow down what will sell better than others and get all of my ducks in a row with photographs, aftercare instructions and pricing; then roll everything out in the new year….which is in less than 2 days!

Hope you all have a safe and funky new yeas!!

-Eileen

Gotta roll before you float!

Or park in this particular situation.

Hello out there!

I’ve got a couple of options on the closer side of the far horizon.  Guess what it all revolves around….money!!!  And a little bit of creativity.

Part one of rolling into the sea:  I might live in an RV for a few months.  I may have a fantastic option on my hands.  My boyfriend Brent has a nice sized backyard and he offered me some space to park an RV and just contribute to utilties and some of the rent.  My only other living bill would be towards the RV loan.  I wouldn’t spend over $6,000 on an RV, which I would sell once I’ve saved enough for the sailboat.  And since rent in San Diego seldom drops below $600 for a shared living situation, and single occupancy is closer to $1,000; spending about $300 a month to live on wheels doesn’t seem so  bad.

Plus…I’d be in Pacific Beach, only 2 miles from work, I’ll still have my car and I can get used to smalled liviing.  I’d be parked right next to the garden…which means morning tea by the garden!!

My other glimmer of hope is the development of my website for selling my crochet and sewing creations. A woman….trying to sell crafty things????  You don’t say!!!     If you are in San Diego this Sunday between noon-7pm come by Bar Pink for their annual Barzaar.  They let locals come in and sell their creations.  Bar Pink is located on 30th St at University in North Park.

I also started an Etsy shop; http://www.etsy.com/shop/offtheboat   (I think that’s the link) 

Hope you are well and floating!!

-Eileen

Here are a couple of my new ones:     
   

Tis the season…for my shifts to get cut, argh!!!

As I trudge onward with “Operation get a sailboat”, my place of employment hit an all time low for guests both staying at the hotel and coming in to dine at the restaurant.  As an old friend would say in times of financial distress, “this too shall pass”.

I’m sure it will, and my bills are all paid on time, so I’m not in panic mode.  BUT!  I’m trying so hard to make this sailboat home a reality and a slowdown of potential savings for a boat is killing me.

And now that my little buddy has moved onto the big farm in the sky full of pizza crusts and frisbees, I’m even more in full steam ahead mode.  I fully intend to get another dog once I’ve settled into the sea life.  Maybe a little Scottie?  Oh look, the cart is way up there in front of the horse again…my bad.

My days off (which are a plenty) are spent crafting creations, building my squarespace website to sell said creations and fill out time consuming, extensive applications online for job positions which have yet to contact me for an interview.

I have created a new Instagram account called Off_the_Boat.  And if I copied the link correctly this will take you to it:  https://www.instagram.com/off_the_boat/

Here’s one of my creations

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That’s all, just a quick update today.  Hope is off in the distance, behind the low checking account balance and vastly open work schedule.

 

See you all soon, and happy sailing!!!

-Eileen