Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 30, 2013

Yep, It's Monday!

The last few weeks have been awfully busy!

First of all Elaine remains in the hospital. They have confirmed that the primary cause of the last 4 weeks there is, in fact, Parkinson's Disease. Her attitude is great in that she said' It could be worse!" They have stabilized her thyroid, brought her iron back into range . No, she did not like the idea of chewing on an iron bar. She will remain in hospital until her Doctor and the Neurologist can sort out the treatment.

Today was a black letter day on the Acreage. We have elected to sell, and move back into town. This was not an easy decision for me, but it comes a time, like flying and a few other things where it is the right thing to do. It is hard to think of living in town again, but...

Hopefully, I can find a home for Biz and Alpine. They will be the hardest part to leave. I have not been riding the last 5 weeks because if I got bent again, Elaine and I would be hard pressed to cope.

A neighbour said that I could store them in her field until this is sorted out.

I guess I will need a new title for the Blog, though. Something positive. Any ideas?

We signed the Real Estate papers this morning and the first showing is at 4:00 pm today. If I don't post or comment as often, it sounds like it could be hectic the next few weeks.


13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, ian, i know this is difficult for you. you put your heart and soul into that place and enjoy your horses and dogs so much. but i know that it will make things easier for elaine and you for whatever is down the road.

i am glad her diagnosis was finally made and that things are stabilizing. just in time to have your lives up-ended by moving...

i wish i lived closer. i'd take alpine and biz for you - even if i shouldn't take on any other animals, myself, right now. i do hope you can find a good home for them both. what in the world will boots do???????

S. Etole said...

Prayers as you go through this time of transition.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good luck on the changes. New name??? Life Minus Acreage. Hope things work out and you get settled soon. Wouldn't it be great to find a buyer that wants horses? I know I would have trouble with a change of moving to town myself.

peihome said...

My heart goes out to both you and Elaine. Selling your home and horses will be a difficult and emotional time. But I truly believe that in time and with God's love you and Elaine will discover different joys in your new home and town life. The main thing is to get Elaine healthy and back with you. Together I think you two can tackle anything.

Montanagirl said...

I'm sorry to hear this, but glad you finally got a diagnosis, and you can start dealing with the whole situation. I hope you can find a good home for your horses.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Ian and Elaine... my heart goes out to you. Prayers coming your way fast and furious. I hope you can find a ready buyer and that your babies find good homes. I can't imagine what you are facing right now, but have faith you'll get through it.

luckybunny said...

Well I'm sad to read this. I know this is the very hardest thing and I know while maybe everything has it's time, it doesn't make it easier. Breaks my heart because I know what you have to give up to make this transition. I too have faith you'll get through I know how strong both of you are and how positive, just look at how you are handling all that's happening and changing. I wish you could board (obviously for not a normal high rate) the horses somewhere nearby or at least you will find a good enough home to put your heart at ease and also where you could see them, I think that would be so much easier. It's a hard transition and not one made overnight. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

If you were close i'd be happy to keep your horses here. Moving is hard. ..I hope you can find a place you love and hope Elaine gets to go home soon.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I'm so sorry - Elaine sounds as though she has a great attitude - and I suspect she's right, it could be worse. You'll be busy over the next few months and I wish you well with your transition. I'm trying to think of a new title - but then, I'm bad at that - Life on a..... .? Best of luck - I look forward to hearing about your new adventures.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I am sure this had to be a terribly difficult decision. I hope that things work out for you. There is always a place in the world for good horses and I am sure that they will find the right home. I am sorry that they will no longer be in your life, but I hope this move will be good for all of you.

Alica said...

I'm sorry about all that you and Elaine have had to go through lately! I hope that Elaine's symptoms can be relieved by the right medication...and that the move to town can be a good thing for you both! Blessings to you both as you adjust to the changes that will be happening.

Ruth Trowbridge said...

hi Ian, just stopped in to see what was happening, so sorry for all your pain and upheveal, prayers for you and your wife, may God lead you to still waters, if you lived closer you could come live here, peace

Buttons said...

Oh Ian I am reading in reverse and I am glad Elaine's diagnosis can be controlled with medication. I am sorry you have to move to town but you are together and that is what counts. B