Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quiet on the Home-Front

I really want to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and support as we navigate the maze of trying to purchase additional property and in doing what we can for Hamlet.
Despite the appearance of the "for sale" sign today announcing the availability of the property around us, I'm going to try and be optimistic rather than pessimistic.
I think Charlie tried to be optimistic when I accidentally locked him out on the front porch this morning.
Hamlet did seem a little better today, although he's sleeping quite a bit. He did want to go out with us this afternoon, but opted to sit in the garage while the other dogs played frisbee.  
Overall, it was a nice quiet day. 
  I hope your day was an enjoyable one too!  


  1. Kim,
    I thought for a minute there that you had put your house up for sale.
    Sending huge Karma waves your way. I just know it will work out for you.
    Be patient because even though there is going to be house lots not everyone is going to jump at this right away. Christmas is not the best time to be purchasing land for a building lot. Time may be on your side because they may never sell even after all the excavation work is done. Have seen many a builder go under because the market just wasn't ready. You may cash in big time if this happens.
    And I'm hoping this happens.
    Yes I guess I'm bad to the bone!

  2. I'm just catching up regarding Hamlet. Let's hope the antibiotics help. Your plate is very full. Good luck with the property next to you.

  3. Ouch, the sign, has to hurt!

    Glad you had a good day with the kids. poor Hamlet, at least he was getting some fresh air. Why did you leave Charlie stranded? I hope it wasn't for long!

    Sleep well tonight!

  4. Congrats for putting on your game face re: the property. Stay strong and believe it's all going to be okay. :)

    Good thoughts and prayers to Hamlet!

  5. Great pictures! Glad you're day was good. At first look I thought Charlie looked like Gracie. lol. So cute. And Hamlet, What a loving and beautiful face. I love seeing the dogs playing frisbee.

  6. Sitting in the garage can be just as good as fetching frisbees. Charlie looks pretty happy go lucky. I'm thinking the lock-out didn't phase him a bit. Here's wishing you all a great week ahead.

  7. You are so great to be so positive about the land situ - love the pix of doggehs playing frisbee! Today, with the WW Moment, I understood (for the most part) how seeing the dogs play in their concept of time caused them to be tired, happy and... well... hungry! Your attitude is right on.
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and mom

  8. It looks like it was a beautiful day there! It was cold and rainy here. Perfect weather to stay in and get stuff done.

    I'm thinking you should tie ALL the dogs to the "For Sale" sign post ~ just for a few days...


  9. We thought of you last night and raised a glass of champagne to noble Hamlet.

  10. sending you big hugs from me, with the hopes things will improve for Hamlet and that no one will want to buy the land around you.....

    Did the vet or the surgeon say how long Hamlet has got to live?


  11. Every day brings new opportunities. I'm hoping your property issues somehow resolve in your favor and dear Hamlet feels better soon. ((hugs))

  12. Thank you for the update. I love seeing Hamlet, looking so peaceful. And, the photo of your Goldens on the carpet of golden leaves is priceless.

    I hope that you have a good start to your week today. I'm thinking of you.

  13. Lovely pictures Kim!

    Hang in there on the house lots for sale... I know your pain, and hate the feeling when development encroaches on our space...

    My pond house, the one I currently have for sale, is on 5 acres, and I bought the 2 1/2 lot next door to ensure nobody built there... and still, on the other side of the headwaters of the pond, they started a new subdivision with 140 houses to be built... While they have no access legally to the private pond, the reality is quite different... So I am moving on.

    Hope your situation works out positively!

  14. Wonderful photos. Hope things get better - sorry if I haven't been around much- horrible cold.

  15. Hi Kim,
    Sometimes I think it's better to read these posts when I'm NOT at work since they have been known to make me cry and after reading yours, I'm on the verge it right now. SO sorry to hear about Hamlet. As for the property, I know how you feel. For years the property across the street has sat vacant (which I loved) until the owner's daughter (who inherited the land when her mother passed) decided to sell it. A builder bought the land, built a house and it's still sitting vacant. I wanted to be able to purchase the land so we wouldn't have anyone across from us, but just could not swing it financially. I'm PRAYING that we get neighbors that can at least tolerate. I'm sure you will keep us posted as this situation develops.

  16. Glad you had a good day, Kim. Prayers to Hamlet.

    Thor x

  17. Buy some of it if you can Kim. May save a lot of headaches.
    Hamlet is tired. He knows what he can and can;t do. Smarter than a lot of people I know. Have a great week.

  18. Good luck and God bless. ♥

  19. Sendin lots of love, prayer and positive energy for the Hamlet.

    wif love from the Luke

  20. We are still crossing our fingers that things work out with the land. Maybe you will get nice neighbors, who don't believe in fences and rescue Golden Retrievers... That would be okay, wouldn't it?


  21. Kim - I just had to try clicking the wheelchair icon after your comment !!!

  22. Kim, I'm just catching up on your blog and I sure hope it all works out with the property. Hamlet seems to be a good sport. They all do :)

  23. Thanks for all your comments on
    "word Verification" yesterday - I had a good giggle x

  24. Hi Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about your Hamlet.. I know it is just breaking your heart ---but you have done all that you can do. Just keep him pain-free and happy... (Easier said than done.)

    Sorry also about the lots being sold around you. When we bought our retirement home here, the ONE thing I wanted was privacy in the backyard.... We looked at several areas --many were wooded lots (which 'may' be sold later)... We said NO ---and ended up buying a house on the golf course (quite a distance away from the fairway) ---so we did get our privacy--sorta!!!! ha

    Can you put up a HUGE fence????

  25. Thanks for the update. I've come to love Hamlet and my heart is aching for all of you.

  26. Hi Kim,
    I love your pictures. I feel so for Hamlet!! I have lost two dogs from cancer. It is always so hard to lose them!!!!! We love them so much.
    Kim, would you please send me your email address? Mine is
    I want to be able email you when blogger is not playing nice!!
    xxoo, Bambi & Fern

  27. Sending love and woofs to Hamlet, and hoping that the property deal goes the way you want it to.

  28. We just came strolling along and re- read this post.
    Then we looked at the comments and our comment did not stay.
    Frustrating sometimes,, when you know, you left a comment.
    I do not remember now what we said,,, but please know,, we are always thinking of you...always


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