>> We've been avoiding so many of our old friends. This is sad. I just don't want to "explain" anymore
I think that's a fair comment. Friends "come & go".
yes, but these are friends that have been supportive us all our other endeavors. Of course, most of those endeavors involved things that they could rationalize in some way or another.
>> all they are is focused on how much its going to cost and how could you possibly afford to "do this"
Some people will never understand a great deal of many things becuz they've been conditioned by the lack
of what they've learn't in general society & from the media in regards to thinking that many things in life cost a great deal of money. The fact that you're spending your time rebuilding the yacht will save an incredible amount of money in labor alone.
That's so true. labor is costly.
>> working in the evening hours on our software-related business activities
Am curious, are you still planning on maintaining this business while afloat? (i.e. use of satellite internet).
Don't know. Right now, we're in the process of "unloading" the technology we've developed. Neither one of us wants to lose the skills we have--thus, staying somehow involved is important. From a cost-bene perspective, I'd do better to simply manage our investments (satellite internet) and forget about software. Hubby would be the one to keep up the software development activities. You don't have to be online to write code, though, you just need a computer or two. He's got several ideas about how to improve on (on-board systems) for cruisers...so who knows after a couple years, you might see a business venture coming from us...