Life is But a Swing — HeartLand Boating — January 2013

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Meet Mike Rosie, Midwest and authors the popular blog Swing

By Jeanne


Mike and who hail St. Charles, are living dream of boaters.

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can’t accuse couple of on the when it to making decisions. In Mike and made one decision just few years and as result, they now living dream of boat owners the world.

The course their life to change in 2010, a vacation Florida. Mike Rosie were in St. Mo. when flew down visit with in Cape While in town, the who have together for years, spontaneously property and found a they liked. tend to impulsive, yet I get into my things start happen,” says as if explain why spent the ride home numbers to if the could afford buy the they saw.

the time, owned a in St. along with 1996 Sea 500 Sedan Swing Set that they enjoyed and as frequently possible. In both were to retire the near so Mike factoring in in income he did math. “In long run, numbers just adding up,” says. Later, told Rosie his efforts make the work. Her “She said me, ‘Why a condo Florida when can take boat there live on full time?’”

That was tipping point. couple agreed their Sea would be future home. then crafted strategic plan would enable to make all happen. drew up timeline for they put condo in Louis up sale; and determined how would pay the boat they cast lines and land for with as financial obligations possible.

Mike reached age in and left position at larger brewer St. Louis. who was administrative assistant a private company, turned her company for good April 2012. were on to move and slip lines the month. They May because wanted to the anniversary the day met while way aboard Set . couple, who in their were eager begin the phase of lives together. didn’t want put it says Mike, there will a time we can’t this. At point in lives, we’re enough and enough to the experience the fullest.”

In the leading up their departure, couple was tying up ends. Since were selling condo furnished, didn’t have worry about themselves of many personal “And we’re pack rats,” Rosie. “We in love any of stuff in Louis.” They their motorcycle two cars, the clothes kept were in space-saver so they take up room on

Then there the boat. couple spent two years it for residence. Among upgrades Swing received were dinghy davits, generators, an extra fans more galley They also the second two staterooms an office/parts “That modification us to all of stuff on says Mike, concedes there a lot spare space the diesel-powered “Today, if comes on even just big purse, cramps our a bit, for the part, we’re comfortable here. fact, we better on boat than ever did our home.”

This article in the 2013 issue HeartLand Boating

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