Yesterday we closed and sold our dream fulfilled homestead back in Princeton, MN. There is something maddening about having property you can not protect and utilize thousands of miles away. We could not pay anyone to keep our best interest so we had to sell our property there but feel so grateful that the next owner and caretaker can now bring life back into that homestead we loved so much.
The decision to move to Ohio was a quick and simple one. We really are enjoying our piece of heaven here but the move damn near killed us. And having our property sit vacant while we go from one con man to the next who we spent good money on continued to let us down. Finally we just had to cut our losses and dump a wad of cash into selling this great piece of property. It was painful. Monetarily painful, but also emotionally painful. I have suffered many storms in this life but this one literally damn near killed both Michelle and I.
Now that it is sold and into another caretaker’s hands I really felt at ease. This huge debt that we could not pay anyone to care take on our behalf is now all taken care of and under someone else’s watch now. It is a bit easier to breath, and my mind has been racing with all the projects I have planned for this home in Ohio that were born and percolated there in the dream fulfilled homestead. My mind is now again nimble to exercise my dream muscles again. The sweet memories are now flooding back to fill the void left by all the disappointment, challenges and despair with not being able to protect and fill that homestead with life that we cherished while we were there.
We were blessed to own two homes but it is so nice to only have one now to worry about. We were blessed to have the savings to pay the difference between the sale price and what we owed on the mortgage without having to take out another loan. Things are going to be tight here for a while until our savings can be built up again but we can do that standing on our head. We were able to get to this point in our life because we have always sacrificed for our dreams. We sold our Dream Fulfilled homestead and now we are in our Bonnie Doon Homestead here in Leesburg, Ohio where if God is willing we will live out the rest of our days. It is just a shame they can’t cache me, or bury me by the old privy when my Lord calls me home. Yet, we have a lot of life yet to surround ourselves with here before our day is through.
Finally I feel like our feet are getting a good footing again. I hope to share the joy with you more now that my mind is at ease. It is hard to write, make videos and publish when you can’t protect what you are responsible for. Now I feel I can again.