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Nine Years

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Nine years ago this month we were attempting to close on the purchase of our new home in Beldenville, Wisconsin. After twenty-five years in our Eden Prairie home, it was quite a leap to pack up all our possessions and head for the countryside without having locked in the legal papers to make anything official.

We hadn’t signed off on the sale of our EP home or the purchase of our new horse property in Pierce County but the moving van was en route.

Each year since has been remarkable, but the power of those days of transition was possibly greater than everything that’s happened since.

Scroll over to the “Previous Somethings” and select the month of October in 2012. Roll down to the posts for Steps 1, 2, & 3 to read what it was like to have our dream complicated by real difficulties.

Obviously, everything worked out for us in terms of ultimately taking ownership and making Wintervale the place we’ve called home for the last nine years.

It is a real blessing to now be entering our tenth year here.



Written by johnwhays

October 19, 2021 at 6:00 am

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  1. Wow! I’m exhausted rereading that! Also makes me super happy about the huge downsizing we did to get in here, and appreciative of the many “little” glitches we encountered in our move!


    October 19, 2021 at 8:28 am

    • We get exhausted every time we reminisce about that phase of the adventure. Cyndie was also supposed to be starting her new job at Lakeville that week.
      Here’s hoping neither you or I have to make these kind of moves ever again.


      October 19, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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