|At the time the house was built it was going to be our 'dream' home.|
The kitchen is a 'dream' in which to work.
The ensuite has windows facing both north and south making it 'perfect' for a morning bath
The view and verandah; perfect for Al Fresco dining
Crossing the cattle grid and heading home
The view 365 days of the year
Beauty surrounds us
Haydn loves his cattle which are Red Angus or Red Angus/Devon cross
'Contemplation often makes life miserable.
We should act more, think less and stop watching ourselves live.'
-Chamfort ~French playwright 1741 to 1794
Since retiring, and having to face the reality of the recurrence of my breast cancer, it seems I have been wearing myself out thinking. Yes! There have been many challenges but none that I have not been given the strength to endure. At last it has begun to 'sink' in that my fatigue is due, in part, to overthinking! I have made the decision that, in order to become more proactive, it is necessary to open the lines of communication between Haydn and myself. After 15+ years you would have thought that was a lesson learnt.
As mentioned in a previous post, I hadve been questioning, of late, my relationship with Haydn. We have come a long way in a short time since doing more talking! The past two weeks have seen many 'issues' resolved. I am so very grateful to 'The King' (his 'nickname' in my previous blog) for being 'open' to ideas and ready to make changes. I have suggested there may be things that I do that get under his skin. If so, he needs to bring them out into the open.
The King coasts along which, in reality, is 'cool.' I now realise that he offers me another type of 'unconditional' love. We enjoy a love that endures in spite of unfavourable circumstances. We spoke yesterday of the many relationships that fail when the going gets tough. In our case, we simply get going and just keep on keeping on. Admittedly, there are certain behaviours that cause me some angst, however, that is not who Haydn is. I have learnt from him!
Now back to the reason for the post. At the end of September the farm was listed for sale. As a result, it is no longer under contract; it was a 90 day contract. There was not one inspection until today, when that changed. We had our first inspection! The verdict - it is hard not to like!!! We wait, in anticipation, for a second inspection.
We have learnt in life that 'things work out best for people who make the best of the way things work out.' - Author Unknown