My very first "home purchase" will be a boat, rather than a land-locked residence. And today I put a boat under contract. If all goes well, we will get through a survey early next week, have her blocked and bottom-painted, and then off to Annapolis we shall sail, or motor, or some combination thereof. Fingers crossed. And I must settle on a name, and conduct the appropriate de-naming and re-naming ceremonies, because angering the gods of wind and sea is foolhardy indeed.