Sunday, April 5, 2009


Bought Isabella, Downeast 32

27th Opened wine shop

4th Decided to accelerate our 5-year plan and sell everything in fall 2008

July18th Plodding to Paradise, this log of our adventures, begins

Started preparation in earnest to get house and business ready to sell

15th Lehmann Brothers files for bankruptcy
15th BankofAmerica buys Merrill Lynch
15th Dramatic drop in global stock markets
16th AIG suffers liquidity crisis
17th Chip and Tammy list business with broker
17th Markets continue dramatic decline, Dow drops 446.92
25th Federal regulators seize Washington Mutual, largest bank failure in U.S. history
26th Chip and Tammy put their house on market
29th House rejects bailout; Dow suffers greatest loss in history of index, -777.68
Car sales in September plummet 27%
284,000 jobs lost

1st Senate approves revised $700B bailout bill
2nd Dow drops 348.22
3rd House approves $700B bailout
6th Dow drops below 10,000 for first time in four years, global markets plummet
6th Iceland passes emergency legislation to seize and regulate their banks
8th Global markets experience huge drop
8th Federal Reserve loans AIG $37.8 billion
9th Dow hits 5-year low
10th Stock markets crash across Europe and Asia
10th Dow lost 697 points in first 5 minutes
10th Dow closes 40% down from its record high on October 9, 2007
13th Dow soars 936 points, largest one-day advance ever
15th Dow plunges 733 points
16th Dow falls 400 but rallies to close up 401
22nd Dow drops 514
24th Markets plummet after Alan Greenspan calls the crisis "a once-in-a-century credit tsunami."
28th Stocks rise dramatically in anticipated of rate cuts by central banks, Dow +889
240,000 jobs lost
Consumer confidence hits all-time low

GM sales drop 45%
4th Obama wins Presidential Election
6th Dow has biggest two-day percentage drop since 1987
7th Unemployment rises to 6.5% in October
13th Dow has erratic ups and downs ending with a 550 point gain
13th October numbers show foreclosures up 25%
18th CEOs of three automakers plead for assistance from Congress
18th National Assoc of Realtors report median home price down 9% from last year
19th We reduce the price of the house $10K
19th October housing starts a lowest level since 1959
20th Dow loses 445 points
533,000 jobs lost

1st Dow drops 680
2nd Automakers report huge declines from 31-47%
4th November retails numbers released showing drops of 12-15%
11th Number of people filing for unemployment hits 26-year high
11th Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with running $50B Ponzi scheme
681,000 jobs lost

20th Obama inaugurated amid another Dow plunge on banking news
598,000 jobs lost

697,000 jobs lost

2nd Dow Jones Hit Lowest Point since 1997
Unemployment Hits 8.1%
742,000 jobs lost

3rd Unemployment reaches 8.5%
9th Chip and Tammy list the business on
15th Chip and Tammy reduce the price of the house

26th Chip and Tammy get the first offer on the house
29th Chip and Tammy sign contract on the house

2nd Unemployment reaches 9.5%
7th Chip and Tammy sign backup contract on the house
8th Contingency on original contract officially lifted! July 28th closing.
9th Showed Isabella for the first time
14th House appraised
16th Passed house inspection
25th Moved into our little apartment: Camp III
28th Scheduled house closing
31st Actual house closing and check in the bank!

14th Dow closes above 10,000 for the first time in a year


15th Made an offer on an Island Packet 380 -- and it was accepted!

1st Tammy turns 50
21st Sea trial on GOOD COMPANY
28th Close on Good Company!

March 2010
1st Contract on Isabella
8th Isabella sold!

April 2010
11th Moved our first belongings into Good Company
19th Tammy moved permanently onto Good Company
29th Left Rock Hall to take Good Company to the Outer Banks

May 2010
4th Arrived in Manteo on Good Company

June 2010
14th Sold wine shop!

July 2010
18th Christened Cara Mia

October 2010
23rd Untied the lines and left Manteo
24th Moved to:
With our first entry:

We hope you'll join us on our new adventure. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cool blog tammy.....will watch it now for more news! steve g