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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Noisy around here



My lovely wife surprised me today. She suggested that maybe we should move further out in the woods.

We do like our peace and quiet. Lately there has been more noise than we are accustomed to. All summer one guy at the end of the lake has been running chainsaws and heavy equipment. He's supposed to be building a house, but he's doing a lot more destruction than construction.

Then it got really noisy, as a logging operation set up about a ¼ mile away. That's the problem with living in the woods. Sooner or later someone's going to cut down part of it. I'm not rich enough to plop my house down in the middle of a thousand acres.

Life is full of compromises. My dad used to have a hunting camp. There was about 8.5 miles of seasonal dirt road. Then we'd drive, or hike, depending on road conditions, down an abandoned fire road. I loved it out there, but it's not the sort of place to raise kids.

My lovely wife insisted that we could live in the woods, as long as it was on a year round road. Since we had regular jobs, it made sense. The kids were within reasonable walking distance to the bus stop. Now the kids are grown and we no longer work real jobs. Moving way out in the the boonies is not out of the question.

It is tempting. Selling this place would allow me to buy a good piece of land way way way out in the woods. Then I could put up a tiny cabin or even a yurt. A few solar panels, a satelite Internet connection, short wave radio, and we'd be good to go.

Yep . . . very tempting.

-Sixbears

20 comments:

  1. Well, it's not like you're a couple starry-eyed kids that don't understand what all it entails. You'll figure it out.

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  2. I'm getting the same inclination.

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  3. If you can dream it Sixbears, you can do it. And the only way to do it is to do it...

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    1. Just have to be sure exactly what it is we want to do.

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  4. The move would have to be by a lake though - for sailing, 'ya know....

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  5. Do it...heck yeah. Life - tick, tick, tick.

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  6. Strange days for sure.

    My wife has been telling me about the same thing for a couple of months now.

    Sell this place - go small out in the country - live the simple life

    -Moe

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  7. Life is short my friend, you should go for it.
    You won't be disappointed. It may take a little bit to get the place the way you would like but in the end it will be a piece of heaven.

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    1. Whatever I do, I won't move to a place worse than the one I'm in now.

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  8. Maybe you should sit back and take a deep breath. Then think of all you have where you are located. A place to sail where you can leave your boat close to home, woods, a good spring for drinking water, and a pretty much self sufficient home as long as the cut wood holds out and the sun shines. Are you sure you want to take on all that work of setting up a new place, moving, and trying to sell the old one, which, by the way, may take awhile?

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    1. Good advice Dizzy. By next summer, the projects around here should be wrapped up and some quiet should return.

      Actually, I looked at available property after posting and didn't like most of what I saw.

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  9. Sixbear your going to be gone 6 months Things will settle down. You have spent 20 years getting this place set up DO YOU HAVE 20 MORE FOR A NEW ONE?

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    1. Darn good points. I guess I was having a day.

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  10. And you and Mama aren't getting any younger. What you can do at 55 may not be a possibility at 65.

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    1. You mean I'm not going to keep on getting better and better? Thought I was just in a slump. :)

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  11. Certainly something to keep in mind as an option. You both have the main ingredient to make it work...a good partner!

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    1. I am blessed to have a good partner.

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