Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sorry for the Mystery...

but Crofters Lane is going up for sale.  I needed to let family members know first before I shared the news here. I just find it too painful to live here alone. Too many memories and you can't hug a memory. Someone famous said that (you can't hug a memory); I read it yesterday and thought "that's how I feel; this place is so full of memories yet I can't grasp them and hold them - they're gone." Sorry, I can't remember whose quote it is or I'd cite him/her.

And I find I want to be at home in London with my daughter.  Crofters Lane no longer feels like home. One person does not make a home.  I know y'all were rooting for me to make a go of it here but the bottom line is I can't.

On the bright side, because there is always a bright side in my world, all those renos I've been doing in the condo will be for ME as I won't be selling it now. If I had oodles of money I could keep both but honestly I don't have a good feeling now when I'm here so I'd rather sell. And I don't have oodles of money.

The money I do have will go to make my mortgage-free condo a super duper place to live in ( my mind is busy with plans for the condo now that I'm not prepping it for sale!!) plus I'm thinking that when Crofters Lane sells I'll buy a trailer once again. I had one for a few years and really loved going there; it was near Bayfield and only an hour from home. I found that maintaining a condo and a trailer was very doable for me as a single person. I would get a REALLY REALLY nice one too with a guest bedroom, something like this:


Here's one I really would like to get but it'll likely be sold by the time I'm ready to buy but I enjoy looking:
Nice huh?  Just a little summer get away place :)  Well, a girl can dream can't she? And this isn't just a dream - it WILL happen!

Don't feel bad for me, the writing was on the wall back in December when Michael left. I came out to PEI, I gave it a shot, I worked hard but it isn't meant to be. It was a dream that went off the rails. I'm putting paid to that dream and creating a new dream of my very own.

This is the end of Crofters Lane posts. I may post about prepping it for sale and obviously when it sells but that's it. The dream stops here.

And a new and improved life begins HERE!!

39 comments:

  1. I'm going to be very honest .... I didn't think retiring to Crofter's Lane was entirely feasible. Nothing to do with having or not having a partner and the memories there; more to do with living out in the countryside as one ages. Mobility, access to amenities etc. There would definitely be a difference being there throughout the winter as opposed to just the summer. I never wanted to bring up my misgivings in the past as I didn't want to be a party pooper on your dream to retire to Crofters Lane.


    I've no idea how the real estate market is out there but I will put all my thoughts into a quick, easy sale for you, perhaps even a modest profit may be nice!

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  2. Good for you! You are doing this for you and even though we have never met in real life, I feel that you are an intelligent woman who doesn't take decisions like these lightly. I kind of got the feeling that this decision was where you were headed, especially when I would read about your renovations and you sounded so pleased and happy with them. Not like someone who wanted to let go of the work. In all of this I hope that Crofter's Lane sells quickly for you. :)

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  3. livingrichonthecheapJuly 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    You do what feels right girlfriend, only you will know that. I had a feeling it would be tough to sell your condo - you likely will have more money for other fun things like travel too!

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  4. I'm so happy for you Jane, you seem settled with your decision :). Crossing my fingers for a quick sale!

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  5. Dreams change and good for you for recognizing that and adjusting to what is best for you.

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  6. Don't feel bad. Your dream hasn't ended, it just changed. And if you're happy with the change, then it is a good one. Hope it sells soon so you can move onto the next dream!

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  7. As much as I love that place , I want you to be happy.

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  8. Onward, upward Jane! Hopefully real estate sells better up your way than down this way ( French River/New London area). Fingers crossed for a quick sale!

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  9. I'm praying you get everything good you dream up! Be happy!

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  10. I'm glad to read this post. When I saw that you were moving all your stuff in, the place even shocked ME with memories of... ahem... So I was thinking if it were me, I would not want to live there after what has gone down. Also, this is just my preference, but as awesome as the place is, I would not want to live (maybe visit, though!) so far away from towns, cities, dry land without water surrounding it (LOL, I guess I don't like the idea of water and high bridges separating me from lots of civilization.) So, I wholeheartedly approve and I am very happy for you! I think trailer living looks awesome! And being in town near your daughter, too.

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  11. Jane, we are all behind you 100%. Take care. Robin

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  12. witchisland.blogspot.caJuly 31, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Jane,
    You gave it your best shot.
    No worries, just time to move on. Hopefully you get a great real estate agent and have the place sold soon. Don't wait to list now is prime time.
    Really like the looks of the trailers. I wouldn't mind one at all, especially with a nice deck added on.
    Take care and keep us posted.

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  13. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
    Perhaps you'll visit us in PEI one day?
    Jane x

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  14. That is a big decision, and I think it's a good one. Homes do have memories, but if they are too painful, you should definitely move on. I know a lot of women who lose their spouses, sell their homes. They can bear the memories. Can't wait to hear all about your plans for the condo! :)!

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  15. Good for you Jane. It is a dificult decision to have made, but a brave one and it really sounds like the right one too x

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  16. You do what is best for you and if anyone doesn't like ti well to freaken bad! Life if hard enough without having things make it harders..you sell that place...go back to your beautiful condo and life the life that is waiting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Know we are here


    Hugs and kisses
    judy

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  17. I know this was a hard decision to make for you, Jane. I hope you reap the financial rewards from your hard work.

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  18. I hope it's a sellers market in PEI and a buyers market for trailers. When you write that we were all pulling for you to make a go of it at Crofter's Lane, I think we're all just pulling for JANE. Wherever your dreams take you I'm pulling for happiness.
    Kim

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  19. I love this decision!!

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  20. "we're all just pulling for JANE" - yes, I am getting that, and if feels awesome!!

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  21. I DO know that you are there for me - and what a marvellous thing that is! I am feeling fully supported and that helps sooooo much!

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  22. Thanks Holly, it definitely wasn't easy! But there has been NO second guessing so I know it's right for me!

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  23. Thanks Sharon, as the saying goes "you can't hug a memory" and these walls are filled with memories. I want to live with "what will be" not with "what was".

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  24. I would LOVE that! This won't be the last time in PEI for me. I have friends here AND a sister! Friends in New Brunswick also. So if you move out here I will add you to my list of people to visit!! Count on it!

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  25. Thanks! Right now I'm still waiting to hear if the previous owner will buy it back from me. If not I have a realtor lined up. As you say this is a great time of year to sell. I didn't realize that until I started doing a little research so that cheered me up a bit.

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  26. I think I finally get that :) thanks Robin!

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  27. Thanks 444! I had to give it a shot as it's been my dream for a long time. But THIS dream wasn't to be. It's a good thing I have a long list of dreams :) Better days ahead!

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  28. Hope so too! I know things move slowly so I offered the place back to the previous owner and he's going to let me know soon. If that doesn't work out then I have a realtor lined up.

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  29. Selling is my current worry. I need a quick sale so will keep the price LOW!

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  30. Yes, sometimes you just have to have a fresh start. I'm glad I came though as it helped me figure things out.

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  31. Yes, travel is at the top of my "to do" list!!

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  32. You DO know me Rachel! And, yes, it makes me happy knowing I can enjoy the renos in the condo!

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  33. And that's part of my reasoning too, especially being alone, i could fall or get buried in snow and who would know? I like honesty Freckles!

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  34. You do what makes you happy. Everybody has said much of what I am feeling so I won't drone on.
    I pray for a quick sale for you. 8-)

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  35. I think this is a wonderful development! You are going to have everything fabulous in your life.
    And I think someone told you to stay in your current place. cough, cough.

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  36. I'm only sad I never got a chance to visit you there! Jane, you are such a positive lady - good for you. Take that dream and turn it into a new one.

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