I put in a contract on a 36 ft. Cape Dory sailboat yesterday. The boat will be surveyed in mid-August. That means that a mechanical and structural inspection will be done. If problems are found then I can get out of the contract and keep looking.
I am not worried about any of this. Before Al-anon I would be anxious and worrying. I realize that if this is meant to be, it will. But I am taking action to pursue the dream. Action is framed by knowledge in this case. Now I will await the marine survey to see how the old girl looks with her bottom bared. I am hoping that it's as smooth as a baby's butt with no blisters, sloughing, or other problems. But my expectations are minimal. We shall see.
I am not married to this boat, just somewhat engaged. If she lets me down, then there are others out there who might not.
Have a good Saturday.