Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Resignation

Posted by: Lynne

Well, it's official. We are taking the house off the market for the winter. We are resigned to staying here until spring arrives. It breaks our hearts, but we give up. We are now late enough into the year that it would compromise our winter at the cabin. We really don't want to make the move too late to have certain things in place (shed, all-terrain vehicle, possible winter mudroom, washer/dryer) and things that would need to be done such as creating a store of firewood and a myriad of other things. We don't want to go into our very first winter there unprepared, especially if it's going to be a snowy one.

We don't seem to have any luck selling anything. We've had Mia (our Miata) up for sale since the beginning of August. We had one taker but he backed out of the deal at the last minute. We think the wifey put her foot down and said no. We've had low-ball offers but don't feel the need to take them up.

So we'll hunker down and ride out the winter. In doing so we will have more money for retirement and the house mortgage will be paid down even more, allowing us to possibly lower the price even more to move it. We'll have more time to pack boxes. More time to think and plan. More time to dream.

Damn.

Comments:

Well, damn is right. BUT….it may be a good winter to skip. According to the “experts” we are supposed to get hit big time with snow this year. We are already getting ready.

Double damn! We had heard the same thing about this winter, which is worrisome to start late. Like I said, it breaks our hearts, but better that then being totally unprepared and have it be an awful experience. I don’t want to turn into Jack Nicholson in The Shining! wink

Once again, I know you are disappointed, but having more money, savings and time to pack, is the upside to all of this.

Plus, if I were you I would enjoy being so close to NYC while you can.  (suggestion: take the train to the city more often!!!)

Bigsis, I know how much you love NYC, but me? Not so much. I’ve pretty much had my fill after almost ten years. smile

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