Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big News!

Where to start?

Remember a couple years ago when we had some land for sale? I posted it here, and we had some people looking, but it didn't sell. The realtor's contract expired and we forgot about it for a while.

Then I started talking about retiring. In order to do that, we needed to get rid of our mortgage. The way to do that was to sell that land. So I posted it, on a whim, on a homesteading forum.


I got one reply, and it was from someone I met here on this blog. Warren has a blog too, My Home Among the Hills. I started reading his blog a couple years back because he does all kinds of interesting stuff, but the coolest thing is that he's a beekeeper.

When I got on Facebook, I saw Warren's name on my cousin's posts--how did that happen? Well, in this small, small world of West Virginia, it turned out that Warren worked with my cousin--they were actually co-owners of the same company. Now I only have two or three cousins in West Virginia, so what are the odds? Warren was interested in our land, came to look, and now, if the title search goes well (and it should), he'll eventually be our neighbor! I can't tell you how happy that makes me.

This online community continues to amaze me. I met Cathy of Whippoorwill Wood here, and now she works at the library with me. I met Susan online when she lived in Ireland, and now she lives in West Virginia and has become a dear friend. I met Warren on this blog, and now he'll be my neighbor. The connections, like a web, continue to expand. What a world this is.


This was taken from the land we are selling. It is a beautiful place and I am glad it will have such good owners.

9 comments:

TheresaandJay said...

Sue, that is so awesome! The land selling is wonderful but the connection is what makes it so awesome! Your online world doesn't stay there, it becomes real.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Granny Sue -- Good things happen when you least expect them -- barbara

Country Whispers said...

That's great news.
Isn't it amazing what all the internet brings us?
A wealth of information, a new world of friends and so much more.

warren said...

Gosh, Warren and family are awesome people! I am sure they are super excited too!

Janie B said...

What a great connection! Congratulations on the sale.

Rowan said...

It is, as you say, a small world! Do hope that everything goes through satisfactorily so that you can start your retirement with a nice financial cushion.

Granny Sue said...

Warren, lol! I'm glad you agree :)

And to all: My experience with online community began in 1996 when I joined a listserve called Storytell. It took very little time for those virtual friends to become real friends as we met at different venues and even invited each other to perform at various events. Storyteller friends from that group have stayed at my home and I have stayed at theirs. We've shared many joys and sorrows over the years and the friendships just grow stronger.

This blog is much the same way. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you and getting to know about your lives through your blogs and comments. While I may live in a rural area and have limited ability to travel to where you live, you have expanded my world by sharing yours.

Mama-Bug said...

Wonderful news and a good neighbor to boot! I've met some great people in the blogging world.

Farmchick said...

I have also connected with some wonderful people and found some long, lost ones along the way with the internet. It can be such a great thing. And, that is a wonderful looking piece of land.

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