And so it starts.
Mom and son on a journey to visit the world, or so it seems. It actually started about 6 months ago when Tyler (the son) came home and said that he had been watching a site of a couple that had just bought a catamaran and were traveling the Caribbean. So being a good mom (Terry) I said “you can do that..... Start saving money and planning for it.” So for the next few months the conversation at home was how to go about saving money and planning a life changing trip to dreamed of places.
A little background information will most likely help at this point. I’m Terry 58 years young and the mom of a wonderful son named Tyler, 33. Not the typical woman, left home at a early age, bartended most of the younger years, single mom with a son at the age of 24, back to school and worked full time for a CAD Technician diploma when Tyler was 2, landed a job in forestry. After 25 years was laid off for the last time, entered the entrepreneurial program offered by the BC government for mature individuals seeking to start their own business and opened a quilt shop in Nakusp BC for 6 years.
Wow... then 2 years ago I was going through a rough patch not knowing where I was and not knowing where I was going. Did not have a long term plan and quite worried about it. About that time I was coming to Vancouver about 4 times a year to visit Tyler. One Christmas we started talking about the fact that I was not really happy where I was and my wonderful son says “come and stay with me...sell the house and move”. “You can stay here until you find an apartment and we can have fun, and you can decide what you would like to do next”. So I did. My longarm and I moved into Tyler’s one bedroom apartment for 6 months until my house sold, then into a cute little one bedroom unit in Hastings for 14 months. When Tyler’s mortgage came up on his condo in Burnaby, he said “mom this is crazy, I’d like a 2 bedroom but would need a roommate, we get along so well why don’t you come and live with me?” We fixed up, painted, and sold the condo in 2 hours after the open house. The condo in New Westminster was then bought and my son and I became roommates.
And that is how it all started.