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Old 05-01-2021, 01:55 AM
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Sad day for me.

I had to sell my boat (Lund Adventure). My wife could no longer get into my truck so I had to sell it for a car I could get her into (she's handicapped). Additionally, I cannot leave her alone and having someone watch her and take care of her needs isn't in the picture so I am unable to go fishing.

Therefore, I sold my boat and the new owner is coming this morning to pick it up.

This is the first boat I've ever had that is equipped just the way I want it. The relatively short time I've had it I enjoyed every moment I was able to use it. This is killing me.

I'm about 30 miles west of Cleveland. The new owner is within a couple hours of the Twin Cities area. I am sure because of the many lakes in MN. he'll get lots of opportunities to use it as it should be. I hope he enjoys it half as I did.

He is one of my favorite pics on Lake Erie summer before last while perch fishing. Finding something else to do that I enjoy as much as fishing on this boat will be impossible.




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Sorry to hear of your wife's illness, and the sale of your boat. A tough decision to make, but you are a good man. Keep pushing forward, and you have all the support of your THT brothers!
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Very sorry to read of your wife's condition. You are a hero in my book.
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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
Very sorry to read of your wife's condition. You are a hero in my book.


This.



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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
Very sorry to read of your wife's condition. You are a hero in my book.
Also agree. May God bless you for living up to your vows and your responsibilities as a husband.
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Sorry Walleye Guy. If you are in the Marblehead area sometime and things work out, we can go out and you can teach me a few things I am sure.

Bless you.
Old 05-01-2021, 04:00 AM
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Wow, The world could use more people like you , God bless you and your wife.
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Thanks for your comments and wishes guys.

I do have to admit that it gets very frustrating at times because this disease or syndrome (cellar beller ataxia) has robbed us of a reasonably nice life to live out to the end and there is no medicine or treatment that will change anything. She cannot walk, her speech is VERY hard to understand, and anything she needs I have to do for her.

She has had this for about 7 years now and I really can't remember without looking at pictures what normal life was anymore. There are days I wish the good Lord would just take us but we are dealing with it.

I do have to remember that there is always someone who has it worse than we do though.

One thing I miss is taking her out fishing. She always out-fished me and we used to have so much fun with that.
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I was going to suggest a guide until I just read you new post as I was posting. Man I hope you and your wife are able to find some little joy every day. God bless.
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Originally Posted by Bfish View Post
I'll bet you there's a guide around there that would accommodate you and your wife on an occasional trip.
It would be VERY tough lifting her out of her wheelchair and over the gunnel onto a boat. Probably harder yet to lift her out at the end of the day. I have thought about it though.
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
It would be VERY tough lifting her out of her wheelchair and over the gunnel onto a boat. Probably harder yet to lift her out at the end of the day. I have thought about it though.
I know I edited that.
A touch. A kiss. A look...little joys your way sir.
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thoughts and prayers to you and your wife
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The things we do for love.
God bless.
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You Sir are what I consider a REAL MAN and Husband who took his vows with true meaning. I personally have had a tough time getting my 186 Starcraft ready this year because I lost my Dad in February and he was my co mate through my fishing life, my wife of 37 years is my Mate through entire life. I believe God has a plan for all , we do not understand it but I will bet, you will get into the Pearly Gates without having to wait!!!!!
I tell many...."Don't get into the 12 items or less line because you will be holding up alot of GOOD PEOPLE
I'm in Toledo area and be more then happy to take you out if you ever get a day AND I know charters are available that are wheelchair accessible.
PLEASE PM me if ever in the mood to BS...........I'm a good listener.
Gob Bless you 2!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
.....I do have to remember that there is always someone who has it worse than we do though......
My father taught me this at a very early age. I often remind myself of it. I hope it helps get you through.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
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Selling the boat may sting a bit now but you should always take pride in knowing that you're doing the right thing. That will outlast any boat any day.
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So very sorry to hear of the wife's illness, keep strong, know you are doing the right thing, may many blessings come your way. Hope happiness can once again fill your lives.
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Threads like this remind me how wonderful the people on here can be. Sending positive thoughts from a Buckeye in Florida. Your actions will be rewarded my friend. Hold your head high. Just smile when you think of other people dealing with zebra mussels!
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I can tell you that that boat will be admired, loved and envied on any lake in Minnesota.

Godspeed to you and your wife in this next stage of life. You are an inspiration.
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Sorry to hear that. My wife passed away at the end of December from colon cancer while in home hospice for 4 months. Home hospice means you get a visit from a Nurse once a week and someone to help with bathing once or twice a week. The only thing I can tell you is hang in there. I will tell everyone else and their wives to be sure and get a colonoscopy at age 50 and then every 5 years thereafter (I follow that regimen), you don't want to go through this cancer.

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