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Lavender Lass

Posted by ellendi (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 25, 14 at 19:31

Haven't seen you in a while. How are you?


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RE: Lavender Lass

Yes, where are you? Pop in to just say hi now and then at least so we know you are ok. : )


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Hi! I'm here...and okay. Just waiting to see what happens next. My husband is slowly recovering, but in the middle of all this, we were foreclosed on.

This happened last winter. We were going through a medical bankruptcy (even with the best insurance....eight to ten months in hospital and rehab and they quit paying) and we were supposedly restructuring our mortgage.

Long story....person left company, difficult to get anything in writing (despite my numerous attempts) and finally ended up with judicial foreclosure in the middle of our bankruptcy. Still not sure exactly how that happened....but the judge went along with it and we're out in April. At least we had a year to find a new place.

So....all my many house plans were for nothing. Well, maybe not, because I still want to buy an old farmhouse...and we have to have room for the horses. We're looking at a really great area with incredibly low prices. I'll let you know what happens, but the main thing is my husband is home and slowly getting better.

My mom still wants to move in with us, so that's something to look forward to...as she loves to cook, garden, and all things design. Plus, she and my husband get along great and I'm probably the only one wanting a larger home so we all have our own spaces! LOL

I haven't said anything about this, mainly because it happens to so many people, especially with medical problems. I am a VERY determined person, so I refuse to end up in a heap feeling sorry for myself. I will find a great place that probably needs some work (thank goodness for my multi-talented brother, who knows plumbing, electrical) and room for horses, kitties, etc.

I just keep telling myself...I'm one of the lucky ones. My husband came home and he's all in one piece. Between the situations I saw in the hospital, rehab and all the conflicts going on in the world...a lot of people can't say that.

So....I will let you all know how things go, but I'm sure we will find something that will work for all of us and our many flowers, shrubs, small trees, etc. Mom's got a bunch, as do we...and we need room for those, too.

I have to say, I think my grandmother would be proud...she always said Scottish women don't quit. They get up, dust themselves off and keep going. They're stubborn! And they know, they really don't have any other choice :)


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Thanks for the update. So sorry for all your troubles. wishing you the best.


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Didn't expect this news, sorry about the house and all. But like you say, you'll get back up and dust yourself off. Take care.


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Thanks :)

Not too worried...I'm really excited to see if these opportunities work out. I'd love to have an old farmhouse and maybe a little town to go with it. Tired of driving 25 minutes to the store, but I will miss the view! But not walking up the hill...LOL


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RE: Lavender Lass

Great attitude LL. You will come out of this. Hopefully better off then when you went in. So glad to hear your hubby is doing better.


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I'm so sorry to hear that LL. And hate that you are losing your family homestead. Your attitude is amazing and yes, you are lucky that your dh recovered and you can start over. Good luck with the search. Find a place where cars won't crash through your front porch. ;)


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It is good to hear from one of my favorite posters...but sorry you are having financial problems...medical bills can certainly take a toll on money as well as emotions. I am so pleased to know your DH is getting better and pray he will continue to do so. You are such a positive person and I admire you for being able to be that way in your circumstances. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope for that perfect little farm house for you and your horses. Hugs!!!!


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When I worked at a bank in credit dept, my boss was SVP loans. He told me he had more confidence in someone who had taken some hard knocks and made a recovery than he did someone who had never faced misfortune....You had no way of knowing HOW that person would handle adversity.
So, Lav, keep your chin up and keep your eyes open , opportunity will come .

Good to hear DH is home, and your mom is on board for a new adventure.


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Oh lavender_ lass, I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time, but sooner or later something good will happen. Hang in there.


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Thank you all for the good thoughts! We're going to look at a place on Friday, but I don't want to say too much, until we get more details.

Marti- LOL! I have that on my list...far enough from road, so no trucks hitting the house :)


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Good luck, keep us posted.


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If I were closer I'd babysit your horses while you regroup. I don't suppose you'd want to relocate to the Midwest? There are acreages here. One a couple of miles from me that would probably be a negotiable price. The down side; a fair distance to a hospital. Still, not a long trip to Mayo Clinic.


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Thanks! No, too far to go to Midwest, although my mom is from that area. We're looking at a place about 1/2 an hour from hospitals, but with a good EMS. Hopefully, hospital visits are done...at least for a while :)


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Here's one home we really like, but too soon to tell if it will work out. Very charming, though :)

From Lavender Lass farmhouse pictures


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Hi LL, so glad to see your post. I'm sorry about your place. You've definitely had more than your share, but they say everything happens for a reason, and with your resiliency and a little time, this will all work out, I know it will!

I love that house with its front porch.


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Hi LL~~ I try to read your posts from time to time to keep up with you a bit. You are such a positive person that I know you will be able to work things out.
The house is charming, but oh my, all I can see is "steps"! You might need to think "handicap assessable"....and you are well aware of how I feel about that as we age.
Take care and God be with you always!


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I agree with phoggie. But, it looks like this home is large enough that you could live on one floor when needed.

My cousin is 74 married to a 91 year old man. They live in a townhouse, with three levels. She has been talking about getting a chair lift for ages, but he refuses. He was 70 when they moved in. I don't think I would buy a trilevel house at 70!

LL, I'm thinking this home meets all your needs. Room for your Mom and enough land for the horses.

And, it look farm house like, which suits you!


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WANT those porches! Either or both. I keep thinking about it but I'm too close to the gravel road. It wouldn't be possible to sit in it.


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Thanks for the responses :)

No worries on the steps...the left side porch is almost level with the ground on the side, which is close to parking. If we get this home, I plan to screen that porch and make the smaller (right) porch the 'guest' area. This has a vestibule and is the main entry. The other porch leads into the family/kitchen area.

Still haven't actually gotten inside for a tour, but maybe this week. Complications (aren't there always?) but it looks like it might work out! I'll let you know, when I find out more info....


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