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    Default Our city experiment failed

    Made a big mistake. After Ron and I both living in the great out there most of our lives.... Can't do the city. There are people here! Ugh! Not nice ones either. We love the convenience, but it doesn't outweigh the strangeness. The house is up for sale. We didn't finish unpacking. Now,purging everything not needed and going back to the country. House is real nice and it should sell soon. Getting an Amish cabin and living small and cozy. The cats and dog and us are miserable. We'll be living in a tiny cabin while the larger one is built. Ron has a big garage in the works and I'll get chickens again. We'll keep you posted. Wish us luck on selling and getting out of here.

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    No such thing as failure if you learn something from it! Hope you find some maples.........GOOD LUCK
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    At least you have lived to tell about it. Congrats on leaving the city!

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    Enjoy the new cabin. Maple trees close by?

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    Good decision, best of luck on your return trip to paradise
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    Good decision, Welcome back to paradise.
    New in 2010:
    18 x 48 D&G
    15 x 13 shack
    52 buckets
    In 2011:
    68 buckets

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    My wife once told me she would like to move to a more sub area. I told her i would help her pack. Jeff
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    I forget the exact wording at the moment, but Thomas Edison said, basically, that there are no failed experiments.
    We all try different things. If we don't like something, we don't do it anymore. Its that simple!
    Good luck with the cabin!
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket Head View Post
    I forget the exact wording at the moment, but Thomas Edison said, basically, that there are no failed experiments.
    We all try different things. If we don't like something, we don't do it anymore. Its that simple!
    Good luck with the cabin!
    Steve
    Here's what your looking for Steve

    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
    Thomas Edison


    Hope you guy enjoy the country living again.
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    1 wife that's become her mother

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    Good luck with your house sale and upcoming move back out to the wild.

    My wife and I moved (nearer, but not quite in) to "the city" in July 2015. Weren't really planning on selling, but the neighbor asked if sell them our house. At first we said no, but then figured, "why not?" Neither of us had a clue on price, so we had it appraised. Offered it to them at the lowest end, but they couldn't swing it. Since we'd already cleaned and spiffed up the place, we put it on Zillow at the top end of the range plus a little buffer to see what would happen. Got calls immediately, showed it 4 hrs later, and had a full-price offer the next morning (and several other calls besides). Because of the speed of the transaction, we rented an apartment about 10 min closer to town figuring we'd take a little time to figure out where to go. Two months later my wife's office moved....to a spot about 250 years away. She now walks to work, which is a very nice benefit. So we're pretty much stuck there until we decide to retire. Fortunately we have our camp in the Northeast Kingdom (Vermont) to retreat to every weekend.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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