Kathy was so happy that day because she knew how unhappy I had been since things started going south with Emery. I had been half heartidly looking but not too serious. Well now I had 6 weeks severance and I had to make some decisions. Luckily we had very little debt so my salary was not necessary.
While cruising on Cordelia a few weeks before we had discovered that Bucks Harbor Marine was for sale. We decided to pursue this opportunity and started meeting with the owners.
In the mean time I had picked up some consulting work and landed a 3 month contract with Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor which would keep me busy thru Feburary 2010.
After lots of research and meetings we arrived at the fateful day of making an offer on the Marina. Kathy was very anxious so to calm her down I suggested we formulate a "Plan B". Plan B would involve selling our house and boat and buying a new boat to live aboard. She liked this and now said she would be fine if the marina deal fell through. We made our ridiculously low offer expecting to be laughed at and run outta town but the owners said they could work with us. We got a little scared by this so we had another accountant check out the books. He told us to run, not walk, away from this deal so we did. We felt like we could breathe again.