June 2, 2016
This post is about the end of our stay in Charlottesville but I can’t move on without at least mentioning the “difficult issue” I was escaping while writing the Disney Blogs. I don’t want to talk about it in any detail and probably never will. In brief, when we returned in April we found that our antique 125+ year old barn was seriously damaged by the heavy winter snows on its roof. The barn is so old it has a dirt floor and the the incessent rains of this spring undermined its foundation. David spent hundreds of hours in May trying to arrange for its stabilization but we do not live in an area with antique barn specialists. After a huge effort on his part, we finally found someone and had things set to go when on June 2nd, we experienced a devastating storm with severe winds which, in the saturated soil, caused the barn to collapse just days before the people we had found were to begin work. There is nothing more to say. It is like losing a member of the family and the farm will never be the same. I am so sad I can’t talk about it further or show any pictures. I don’t want the nightmare in my mind.