Things I’ve Learned About Living On A Boat:
1. Nothing is easy or quick on a boat.
2. Boats get dusty – even when surrounded by water.
3. You can live comfortably on a boat – at least in a warm climate.
4. You can’t live by a schedule on a boat.
5. You can live without a dishwasher, washing machine, television and telephone.
6. Jim is a better dishwasher than I am.
7. Your clothes should all be “quick dry”.
8. I now know what “confused seas” are.
9. I’ve learned to love the autopilot.
10.You will always have at least one bruise somewhere on your body if you live on a boat.
Things I’ve Learned About Living In Mexico:
1. Always look down – you never know when a manhole cover is missing, if there is a step in the sidewalk, or a drop off right around the corner.
2. Pedestrians don’t have the right of way.
3. The Mexican people are very friendly and want to help. They love it when you ask for help – especially if you try to communicate in Spanish.
4. Don’t depend on events starting on time or stores opening on time.
5. You can’t be in a hurry. No one else is.
6. You can’t buy paper plates or raspberry jam.
7. It would be helpful if you like tuba music if you want to live in Mexico.
8. The Mexican bottling companies are keeping the plastic chair manufacturers in business. There are millions of plastic chairs everywhere in Mexico emblazoned with Coca Cola, Pacifico, or Corona logos.
9. There are scores of downy fabric softener scents in Mexico. If you get your laundry done you will smell like one of them.
10.Clipboards are a sign of importance in Mexico