Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another journey down that Dusty Road of life

After much deliberation, we finally decided to list our farm for sale. It was not an easy decision but one that the two of us have agreed upon. There comes a time when new steps must be taken.
Our kids were raised here. They are also satisfied that it is the correct decision.

We had a flourishing greenhouse operation, that we shutdown a year ago.

My wife was no longer capable of carrying on the day to day chores required to grow top quality plants; due to health issues. She handled the grooming, and attention to various color combinations.

I handled the growing aspect,bull work of hanging and loading, lifting etc.There was too much work for one person and not enough to hire. Besides, we were a team. It wouldn't be the same without each other. We could always count on our family to pitch in, whenever extra hands were required, but they have their own life and we feel the time has come to move on.  
We will no doubt move into town, become bored with life and want to travel. That can't be all bad, accept for the fact, that it is impossible for Carole to get travel insurance.
Another of life's little roadblocks along that dusty road.


Chicagotom said...

Hola Doug,
Just wanted to let you know I stopped by. Please tell your wife I'm sending her some warm Caribbean breezes in this message. We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It sounds like this will be a year of changes for the two of you. Stay positive and enjoy the new adventure like we have here in Mexico.

Jamqueen said...

I'm sure you thought long and hard before making this decision. We talk about selling somtimes, too--Alan says "condo & corvette" ( But we've already done the corvette route & it's more trouble than it's worth!) Let us know how you're adventure proceeds

Doug (aka Doogan) said...

Thanks, Maybe those warm breezes will become a reality. We would love to return to our beloved Isla.
Not sure i would be happy in a condo, not sure I will be happy in town but now that Carole has lost her independence to drive, walking to shopping will be next best.