My Son’s New Job!

My son just secured his fantasy job.  He will be First Mate on a privately owned sportfishing yacht.


It’s a 78 foot boat.  He will live on it for the next 8 months.  The owner likes to fish so Damon will fish with him and do the work of a First Mate.  It’s an incredible chance for Damon.

Damon will be able to use this smaller boat whenever he wants to.


I just hope and pray everything works out for him.


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Little Miss
    May 04, 2009 @ 16:49:07

    That’s awesome, Joan. Keeping my fingers crossed for Damon. Things are looking up!


  2. widdleshamrock
    May 04, 2009 @ 18:04:40

    Wow Joan !!!!! Lucky guy.

    Congratulations to him.


  3. Jen512
    May 04, 2009 @ 19:02:10

    Ooooh, what pretty boats! Tell him to be safe out there!


  4. sheng
    May 04, 2009 @ 20:28:49

    I love the yacht, coolness, I hope Damon enjoys the work.


  5. thebeadden
    May 04, 2009 @ 21:38:00

    Great news, Joan! Nice boat too. Tell Damon I am very happy for him.


  6. trishatruly
    May 04, 2009 @ 22:44:46

    ooooo!!! I want that job!!! Sounds absolutely perfect!! I’ll hope and pray right along with you, Joan, that this is right for your son!


  7. Care
    May 04, 2009 @ 22:55:58

    SQUEEEE!! omg – so awesome! love love love that boat. How fun for him – I’m so happy! wicked cool.


  8. javajunkee
    May 05, 2009 @ 08:29:15

    WOW! That’s it..I’m packing and moving there.


  9. Just a Mom
    May 05, 2009 @ 10:54:23

    Awesome! Way to go Damon! I hope everything goes well.

    What I find sad is that the “Smaller Boat” makes my 17 1/2 foot fishing boat look like a bath toy! Just plain sad! 😥


  10. teeni
    May 05, 2009 @ 11:10:23

    That’s fantastic news! And what a cool job! Lots of fun and sun for Damon, I hope! 🙂


  11. Joy
    May 05, 2009 @ 11:44:09

    Yippee for Damon. What a good opportunity for him to have. Getting paid to fish and have access to the “little boat!” Sounds like a no brainer for me. I’m so happy for him. This is so perfect for him.


  12. starlaschat
    May 05, 2009 @ 11:45:54

    WOW, What beautiful boats. Well, I too hope all goes well and he will always be safe. I think it is good to do Adventure things in Life because then you have things to reflect back on. Sounds like this will be one of those Adventures!


  13. birdpress
    May 05, 2009 @ 15:32:43

    That sounds like a great job for him, for many reasons. Congrats!


  14. kilax
    May 05, 2009 @ 17:37:20

    Is this for real?! That is MY new dream job! Hee hee. Congrats to him! 🙂


  15. The Vinyl Villager
    May 05, 2009 @ 22:06:47

    What a cool job! Its the sort of gig he’ll have stories and memories for a lifetime from!


  16. JavaQueen
    May 06, 2009 @ 15:37:42

    kick ass! I am so happy for him! And you, I know this must put your mind at ease a bit! xoxoxox


  17. lupusranting
    May 06, 2009 @ 16:50:57

    What a great job for your son! I hope things work out for him. At least he’s on the right track 🙂


  18. mrsvierkant
    May 06, 2009 @ 19:48:11

    Sounds like a wonderful job for him. My hopes and prayers are with him too. (((hugs)))


  19. thegirlfromtheghetto
    May 06, 2009 @ 22:51:41

    Oh my god, what a ride! Awesome news!


  20. jeanette
    May 08, 2009 @ 12:19:33

    WOW! What a great chance for your son! I am really glad for him : ) Big congratulations to him : )


  21. laura
    May 11, 2009 @ 10:02:14

    What a great opportunity! All the fun of living on a boat without the headaches of owning it (ask me how I know!). If the owner has a computer and internet access (and I’m sure he does!) Damon should start a blog of his own. Could be interesting.


  22. duskydi
    May 12, 2009 @ 14:52:37

    Yay !!

    Way to go Damon !! Wow !! What a yatch and wow what a small boat to.

    hehe !! You just never know what around the next corner do you. I bet your so very proud of him Joan. Big love all round.



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