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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stan & Heather's "Museum Quality Flag Restoration"

With the recession that the US politicians won't admit in the US and our lack of signing a contract with a Corporate Sponser, we have to go back to work.
Hmmmmm... what to do?
I think I am too old to be the chick on the Travel Channel saying, "Come along with me today as we explore Machu Piccu! And tomorrow, we're off to the Great Wall of China!"
So I thought I would explore a few other options before I head back into the exciting world of Commercial Insurance!
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Just send us $99.95 for your training course.
Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, American Express, Cashier's Checks and Money Orders accepted".

Hmmmmm... what to do?
There has to be a market in Mexico restoring the cheap flags we all are required to display, considering our's had only lasted since January...
I had done a "Museum Quality Restoration" on it before the boys arrived.
Notice the sail tape with the expert coloring of red Sharpie that pretty much makes up the majority of the red section.Well, my restoration portion was hanging in there (get it?) just fine.
The original portion of the flag, however was not.
So I joined forces with Stan who is quite capable with a sewing needle and formed our new business.
We both attacked the sad excuse for a flag with sail tape, a red Sharpie marker and orange UV protection thread.Looks brand new doesn't it?

Remember, we only had 4 or 5 more days to be in the Country...

And 4 or 5 days later?
The only thing holding it together was our sail tape and orange UV protection thread...


judith said...

Maybe you should try making some sort of "flag" out of sturdy plastic... but then again stiff plastic could become a projectile during heavy winds. I'll keep thinking on this one.

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I keep telling you - sell insurance part time and in the other time, write your book! You will be famous and rich! And lots of people will be entertained and think that they too have gone cruising when in reality they have just sat in their armchair! Do it!! I am not joking. Come on folks - help me here to convince Heather that she needs to write a book - Meerkats On the Water!

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I agree, write a book. Look how many time's I've read An Embarrassment of Mangoes. And if I have to replace your book a couple of times like I've had to replace it, then at least you can have a little beer money just off me alone.

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Heather, Suzie may be right. Just pull together all of your old posts and with pictures and you may have something. Who knows, it might be a way to make money while you're cruising! Wouldn't that be nice.

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Oh, how I agree with Suzie, jomama, and Ray! You have a gift for writing for sure. You also have great material. Who doesn't want to sail away vicariously on "Meerkat". This should be a serious consideration. It might even fund the next big adventure. You can publish it yourself and promote it through you blog and of course all of your scores of friends will promote it too. Go for it girl. Do us all proud!

Okay people, lets see many more comments agreeing with us and encouraging Heather. Love ya, write soon!

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