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Hello to everyone from around the world!

Rather than write a bunch of crap that nobody cares about we've tried to be selective in what we post. Sometimes it takes us weeks or even months to come up with a good post.  Sorry we don't communicate more often, but after two and a half years living aboard Cygnet things are starting to become pretty routine.  Right now fall is upon us and we are getting prepared for the winter.  We've been fortunate this year in that the weather has been quite amazing with mostly sunny days and very mild temperatures.  Here it is November 7th and the high is 70F (21C) with not a cloud in the sky. Amazing for Chicago in November.  Sure it can get that warm at this time of year, but it has been like this for weeks!

Colette waves hello on a beautiful day.
Some of you might notice we've started to put metric measurements for distance and temperature in the posts.  For those of you who think you might be the only ones reading this little blog you should know that we have hundreds of reads per week.  Even when we don't post there are readers from around the world checking it out.  For example, we haven't written a post since September yet we had over 1,200 readers in October.  This tells us something, people around the world think we are crazy or they respect our choice to live differently.  So where are these people coming from and how do they know about the blog?  Well we aren't quite sure how people know, but the WGN TV and radio interviews as well as our appearance on the Your Chicago podcast helped.  As far as where, our main audience is in the USA, as you'd expect.  We also have quite a few readers in Russia and the Ukraine, which could mean hackers but we like to think that they are regular people who are curious about the lifestyle.  Singapore, the UK, France, Germany, and The United Arab Emirates also show a strong following.  A few folks from India and Brazil read regularly too.  We think this is awesome!  We love that there are people around the world that are taking the time to find out about what it's like to live full time on a boat in Chicago.

Cygnet gets a tan.
Kevin is a member of a couple live aboard groups on Facebook and has actually seen references to the blog posted in the group discussions.  One time a good friend of ours posted a question on a Facebook group and another member referred him to our blog for more information.  Of course that person didn't know we are friends and that a lot of advice and help we get comes from that friend, but it's great to see that our experiences can help others!  We also saw a post from a non-live-aboard asking what the live aboard life is really like and another member referenced our blog saying "it can be a bit long-winded, but has lots of great information."  Long-winded!  Guilty as charged I guess!

Lots of readers in many countries.

So Water We Thinking about the readers around the world?  We love having people interested in Cygnet and our choice to live full time on the water, feel free to shout out your location in the comments!  We'll have a few more posts coming soon, but we've been quite busy lately.  Colette has been slammed at work for the last 18 months and Kevin is not only busy producing his first feature film but also opening a retail store in Chicago.  We'll shamelessly promote those soon, but for now just know we've each been burning the candle at both ends (and the middle) for a while now and promise to get back to blogging regularly soon.


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