Monday, January 7, 2008

the one that got away.....

sorry folks. no farm this time.

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. The owners were keen for a quick settlement and our bid was matched by some folks that were OK to settle right away. We tossed and turned and flipped and flopped about going crazy high and wearing the interest, but in the end, we folded.

So I am not sure if it was the perfect farm at the wrong time, or if we will find a better farm when we are finally ready to move in 18 months or so.....or if I have made a terrible mistake.

It has been a crash course in head versus heart versus intuition. In the end, I let the intuition win - throughout our negotiations there was something holding me back. I was worried that perhaps it was fear - but I think that even though my HEAD was saying "this farm is perfect - just BUY it", my intuition was saying (very quietly) "something's wrong".

Will I ever find out if my intuition was right? probably not.

Part of me is sad. Part of me thinks we made a terrible mistake, and part of me thinks that for some reason, even though it seems perfect, either this isn't the farm, or it isn't the time. BUt thank you very much for your thoughts and well wishes.

strange stuff.

normal broadcasting will resume shortly........


gary said...

I'm sorry it got away, and I realise how unsettling it can feel.

Regards, Gary

The Duck Herder said...

Thanks so much Gary!

Lucy C said...

Oh, what a shame.
But I reckon your intuition was right.
And you did the right thing not going for a crazy offer and a big interest bill.
Another farm will come along.
And it will be better than this one.
For sure.

rhonda jean said...

I'm sorry you didn't get it, but intuition is a strange and powerful force. I think you did the right thing to be wary if your instinct warned you.

There are other fish in the sea.