House Not Sold

This past Friday we just put our home on the market to get ready for our move to Iowa.

We just found out that the buyers of our home could not get the financing to get a mortgage and we will be putting our house back on the market. This couple was supposed to have been pre-approved so I don’t know how this happens but according to our relator it’s not at all uncommon. Good thing we are not planning to move to Iowa until April so we are not that concerned.

Farm Report

We were at our farm recently and got a few things done, like putting in a culvert down on our bottom ground where we drive and mowing up on our building site. It was around 90 everyday day that we were there but still enjoyed our time there.  We had bought the culvert and some scaffolding at an estate sale and took them to the farm on this trip.

We was checking out our creek that runs through our property and noticed a deep hole that was gouged out by the creek when the water was last high and there was hundreds of small fish trapped there. Bass, bluegill, and bullhead cat fish. I had this bait trap and was able to catch 50 or so and we stocked our pond with them. Some of you might thing we will regret stocking the bullhead catfish but I happen to like eating them. As a kid we used to catch them all the time and fry them up.

House Plans finalized

That same week we also headed up to Mather Wisconsin to sign our house plans. That’s it, I won’t be making any more changes now or it will cost us 250.00 each time I do. I noticed that if I have lots of time on planning this house I can get fussy about such things. Its one less thing to worry about and now I just have to figure out how we are going to build the darn thing. I have been losing lots of sleep lately when lying in bed and I start thinking about all we have to do and how we are going to do it.

I had forgot my camera this trip so sorry there are no new pictures. That’s it for now, I will try and keep you all up to date on all the happenings around here so until then, goodbye.


About Gordon Milligan

I am a retired conductor for a commuter railroad in Chicago IL, I now live in and have bought a 40 acre farm in South Central Iowa that I have built from the ground up. My wife and I are trying to raise and grow most of my own food using sustainible and organic methods. I have a blog that journals my journey to becoming a farmer.
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9 Responses to House Not Sold

  1. Becky Polson says:

    Everything will work out brother Gordon,, once you retire and you are there all the time things will go fast,, it will be a beautiful dre

  2. Zephyr Hill says:

    I’m so sorry your sale fell through! I do hope you get a good, solid buyer soon!

  3. Thanks Susan, I am sure we will eventually.

  4. Bill says:

    It’s great that you were able to stock your pond with fish you caught yourself. We bought ours and it wasn’t cheap.
    That’s a drag about the house, but glad you still have plenty of time to get it sold. Good luck!

  5. Thanks Bill, we also will be buying more fish next year and you are right, it isn’t cheap. As far as selling the house we have noticed that the market has now slowed that we are getting into the fall season, but I am sure we will sell it some time yet this year.

  6. david glover says:

    it’s good to see all continues well if not terribly smoothly. I miss our farm conversations for the past year. I have retired and sold my house in one week on the listing, but it was in a highly desirable neighborhood in Chicago. I hope your sale goes through soon in spite of a rather stagnant market. Keep the news coming as I still intend to buy one of your steers for my new house.

    And keep those trains on time!!

    Good luck–David

    • Hi David nice to hear from you, I miss our farm talks too on the train. I hope retirement is going good and all is well. Things are going ok for me we I am dealing with a medical issue but will be ok. We have now got another offer on our home so I am keeping my fingers crossed and I hope the financing goes through this time.

  7. Tamika Yarbrough says:

    The house will sell and everything will happen in its time, you both are good people so know everything will work out for the best, stay enouraged!

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