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Toolman, Kelly GA, Beekpr and Deadcarp
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Dieselrider    Posted 02-27-2005 at 09:00:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you all find what you're looking for in your searches for new space. I read these kind of posts and I get soooo convicted because I have been blessed in so many ways. Not that I deserve these blessings, because I don't. (That's why I'm sticking with Marci because she's much more deserving of them than me.) LOL I'm just along for the ride.

I wasn't even looking for a new place when we found our home and yet felt like this is where we were supposed to be after finding it -it's hard to describe. It has been alot of work and I know that someday, through things we can't control, like health (DC) or other reasons (Toolman, Beekpr and Kelly), we may have to give it all up. But, for now it is right where we belong and we love it so much. We have 106 acres in PA, with some woods and farm land that is just beautiful. Rural and fairly secluded. The one neighbor farms the ground and does such a good job of it- really takes care of the ground. We raisse a few head of beef each year as well as pigs and meat chickens. I plant a little sweet corn and put in a good size garden. I have a small machine shop right here on the place and even though it's slow right now, it's nice to work at home. Right now, I can't imagine how life would be anywhere else.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, keep the faith. There is someplace out there for you that will be the perfect fit and yu'll know it when you find it. I wish you all the best in finding just what it is that you're looking for and that it will fit you and your families ideal for "your own piece of paradise". I'll be thinking about and praying for you all.

KellyGa    Posted 02-28-2005 at 03:59:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thankyou Deiselrider :) Those are some nice words for all of us. I really appreciate it. A lot of family is not crazy about us moving to this particular area, because it is a ways away from everybody. We feel its best, to start fresh, in our own little corner etched out for ourselves. I do hope this one goes through, it is a fine house, and a very nice area, farming area.

deadcarp    Posted 02-27-2005 at 14:20:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah i think my priorities are morphing again. when we came here in 1990, it was a choice we could either afford to retire here or mexico. i'm a true pisces in that there's no such thing as too much water unless i'm drowning. i wanted a place between the river & lake since i was 7. had enough time to build a dome, a few projects, blow some stuff up & fish right thru chore time for years, so it's been fun. might plant a few veggies but i don't want to mow a 1/2 mile anymore. and i still wanta place that can be heated by a bic lighter. :)

toolman    Posted 02-27-2005 at 11:36:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks DR, we are blessed where we are as well, but do to health (mine) it would be better where im looking, at least down the road, would also be better for my wife if she wanted to continue in her work, as for retirement funds we would probably be set while still young enough to enjoy it neither of us is there yet by far, but we do have a beautiful place here and it wasn,t nothing but wild when we bought it we plowed , built, and literially worked our butts off to get it the way we want it and then came the tourists and now because of the mighty buck our area is being over run, i have fought it for over 20 years trying to protect our little valley but i can only do so much and when others decide to sell i don,t know why, they may have more pressing problems or issuses than me so i can,t pass judgement or criticize them i figure their reason are valid at least to them , so i either get to like what is going on around me , or pack up also, and i guess the one good thing about it is i,ll be able to do this because to the ones buying money doesn,t seem to matter, but it sure will be hard to leave, but i try and keep putting that out of my mind, and think like im 20 again and going out pioneering lol.your place sound like heaven im happy for you and marice and yup i know what you mean when you say she deserives it same here , and thats the big factor here for me to get my wife where she can relax more.thanks bud take care.

Gerrit    Posted 02-27-2005 at 12:12:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I fully understand your mixed feelings, toolman. When you have built up your place like you did, it's really hard to give it up..
On the other hand, if the place is changing so much because of them tourists, it might be a good idea to move out while you still are young enough and have the energy to do it..

toolman    Posted 02-27-2005 at 13:38:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup thats what we are thinking gerrit, even right now i am going to have to contract alot of things out , my health is not as good as it was when we did this place , and if we stay we will probably be forced out in another ten years for one reason or the other, i think the writing is on the wall.I am digging in again though i can feel it building in myself and am prepared to head into another prolonged fight to try and save this area but at best i,ll only slow it down and it takes alot out of a person both physically and mentally so im just not sure the fight is worth it , and i learned early on in life if your gonna fight the big guys you better be tough SOB or else, and billionaires are alot bigger than me haha.

Bkeepr    Posted 02-27-2005 at 09:30:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks. Even with our problems, I know I'm blessed. Everyday I see folks with *real* problems, and thank God that He doesn't test me that severely.

Glad you're well, and happy where you are. On a good day, which is probably the majority, I wouldn't want to live anywhere other than where I'm at. It's just them "bad days" that get to ya...

Tom A

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