Monday, July 27, 2009
Yes, when you come to shop now, and for the next 6 months, you will see a Westconsin Realty sign by our driveway. Before you begin to feel remorse about losing the shop, I want to assure you that we are selling it with the house if someone wants it. We have a fully equipped cabinet shop that will go with the business as well as the 20 acres, barn, large machinery shed, and other buildings. If someone does not want the business, but wants the farm, I have the option of moving the shop with me, or into town if it is doable. I know you are dying to ask "why?"... As Dale (my husband) and I mulled over our time of life and the current condition of his job/ the construction industry, along with the fact that Kayla (our oldest) is getting married and will be gone in a little over a month. Then Ethan is going to be a senior and off to college next fall, we decided to see if we could sell, and perhaps find a house on a lake somewhere. If it doesn't sell, we will be happy to stay. I absolutely love it here! And after all the work I have put into the yard this summer, it is really hard to think of leaving. Though in the back of my mind, I keep thinking that if the house doesn't sell, I can rent the yard out for weddings next summer! Dale has been downsizing his responsibilities at home over the course of the last year or more. He has sold his farming equipment and is having someone else bale our hay. His commute to the Twin Cities every day doesn't leave him much time to do it all when Ethan is not going to be here to help. At present, for the last 7 weeks, he has been working out of state. He is thinking he may have to travel more in the future, going where there is work. I cannot take care of the driveway when it snows, nor do I want to do all the other things by myself. Please continue to come and shop at the farm. I will do my best to keep things as usual. I have some amazing fall items that are starting to fill up my basement, and are awaiting pricing. I hope to have some out late August, and if not before the wedding (Sept 4th) then the following week. I hope to see you soon!