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

November 4, 2013

How's it Going, eh?

Elaine continues to get stronger day by day. It likely will be a while before she is at 100% though. The medications seem to have leveled out and the tremors are almost gone, except when hungry or tired.

I managed to get all the stuff out of the outbuildings and boxed, taped or otherwise prepared for the big move. The timing is great and I just got it done before the white stuff really fell. I am slowly getting over not seeing horses in the pasture, and still feel the need of a good horse hug now and again.

 Notice the absence of tracks out back. There is no need to go walk about any more.
We are coming down to the wire as far as the move goes. All property conditions should be removed by November 8. The bank bridge loan is in place and the possession date is November 22. If all goes well, we have to be off the Acreage by November 27 (noon).

A bunch of ladies from the church are going to descend and pack up the kitchen on November 16. A couple have been hired to clean this place prior to departure, and the same ladies are going to go over the new place prior to us moving. Guys from the church are going to show up with trucks, trailers and manpower to get all the stuff moved. We are planning to park Elaine in the middle of the floor and direct traffic. In other words, that part is going well!

I had a surprise the other day, when the surgeon's office  (University Hospital) phoned and said that my back surgery was scheduled for November 26! I explained the situation..Elaine in hospital for 8 weeks, in the midst of a move and that I could not be laid up for 2 to 6 months at this time! After waiting 5 years for the surgery, I figured, what the heck, let's move it out to March. They agreed, thankfully!

I am not posting as often due to the business of the moment, such as packing, getting Elaine to doctor's appointments, physio, etc, but I read what I can, when I can.

Have a great week, and thanks from both of us for the prayers! They are appreciated!


TexWisGirl said...

i am SO glad to hear you have a great support team behind you to help you relocate everything. and really glad to hear elaine is doing well!! :)

Alica said...

I'm glad things are going better for Elaine, and that the details of the move are coming together. Thank goodness for your Church family!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Certainly sounds like things are coming together. It must be awful hard though. I am glad you have so many good friends to help out.

S. Etole said...

It's good to hear that things are going well and that you will have the extra help that you both need.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Ian, praying for you and Elaine, but it seems everything is trilling along very well indeed! I'm so glad you have such good help!

Montanagirl said...

So glad you have all that help and support. I wish you both the best in this move and new phase of your lives.

Peace Country Homestead said...

Hi Ian, I have been a bit MIA on the blog-sphere. I was shocked to hear of Elaine' illness, you selling your beloved equine friends, your home, and just discovered that we are neighbours separated by a 4 hour drive!! I hope all goes well for you and Elaine, and the she has a speedy recovery! May God bless both of you! Please continue to blog.

Cheryl at Misty Meadows Farm-but I decided to start a new blog at Peace Country Homestead. Come by for a visit when you can.

C-ingspots said...

Oh Ian, so many changes going on with you and Elaine. I am so sorry that I've not been around much lately. My reading of the blogs has seriously decreased. I've just done a bit of catching up and am very happy to hear that Elaine is home and doing better. Very happy to hear that your beloved horses have gone to a good, loving home where they'll get plenty of attention and use. Wow, all I can do is tell you that I will keep you all in my prayers. I hope you find a wonderful new home and adjust easily to a different way of life. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you, and you have my deepest and most sincere compassion. But, as you said, some times life just dictates changes for us. God is with you, and leading as always. Rest in that assurance my friend! Peace, love and hugs to you and Elaine as you venture into another phase of your lives together. You are not alone, and are obviously well-loved and surrounded by such a loving circle of family and friends. You are a rich man indeed!

Willow said...

Glad to hear things are going a bit better for Elaine Ian.
It's nice that you have some help.
My mountain man had major back surgery last year and it is amazing how advanced the procedures for back surgery are now.
Once everything settles down what a great relief it will all be for you both.