The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
Here are the facts. In July 2015, approximately 20 months ago, we purchased our present boat. Not much more than a month after taking possession, we unfortunately discovered that there was an issue with her. An issue that we later determined was extremely significant. Last spring we initiated a lawsuit to deal with this problem, and it’s been going on ever since. It’s for this reason that we’re still sitting here in Martinique instead of exploring new-to-us waters.
Many people have understandably been curious about what kind of situation could take the fun out of boating for us. Well, this kind of situation!
For the record, I’m posting this primarily because, quite frankly, I’m getting tired of evading the subject, and also tired of having people make incorrect assumptions about why we haven’t moved on. Because our lawsuit is ongoing, I’m only sharing the bare minimum, that which I feel is prudent. You can feel free to ask any questions you like but please be aware, if they focus on anything outside of what I have covered in this post, there’s a good chance that I’ll simply ignore them. You shouldn’t be offended if that happens.
We’re making progress, but at a snail’s pace.
I wrote yesterday that a year has passed with little having changed. That’s not entirely accurate. We have most definitely taken some steps to rectify our problem, but as with all legal matters, it’s moving at a snail’s pace. The fact that 100% of our legal battle is being conducted in French – and we don’t speak French – makes it even more frustrating. Fortunately, we have good people on our side who are helping us through this.
As much as certain people like to glibly suggest that we should stop complaining because we’re in paradise, I’d like to point out that being anywhere that you don’t want to be, and especially subject to things far outside of your control, is not pleasant.
What will the end result of all this be, and when will it all be over? I wish I knew. For the time being, Rebecca and I are simply doing our best to remain positive, and to focus on our future adventures.
This will all make a nice campfire story someday.