Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Purchase For A Dream

So The Ravishing Mrs. TB bought the first thing for moving to The Ranch.

She is recently returned from points abroad and bought herself an extravagance while she was away:  a hand knotted rug (agreeing with the rule, of course, that one should always buy at least one extravagance when one travels overseas).  It is lovely and colorful and being handmade, supporting a local industry (which I am all for).  

When displaying it to Nighean Gheal, she made the comment "I thought the color would go well with the carpet at The Ranch".

My heart jumped at this statement - not because it is not something that that we have not discussed, but because it has always been a theoretical thought for "some time" out there.

As I have alluded to earlier this week, I have found myself a bit disjointed and out of sorts, not feeling at all as if I belong anywhere - or really everywhere. Disjointed enough that I seem to have little if any focus or energy for anything.  But my wife saying this settled a thing in my mind, not just a "it will happen someday" but "it really is going to happen someday".  (The corollary, of course, being "so get started").

Maybe magic carpets, which convey us to far off destinations, really do exist.

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  1. Good for Mrs. TB. I think the sooner you can get settled out there, the better you will feel about a great many things.
    You all be safe and God bless, TB.

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    1. I think so too Linda, although it is likely still a bit away.

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  2. Well it appears that old sayings have merit. "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." And so, it begins...

    I cannot tell you how broad my smile is at this moment. I am over joyed for you.

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    1. Thanks STxAR! It came completely out of nowhere, but was (I suppose) a sign I needed right at that moment.

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  3. The Holy Spirit is telling all of us to get where we need to be...

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    1. Peteforester, I'll wager you are a prophet.

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    2. Pete, I simply say that when we had to relocate in 2009, the road was perfectly paved and went smoothly so I can only believe that when the time is right, it will happen again.

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  4. That's definitely exciting! Feels like a first step toward making it a reality, doesn't it?

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    1. It is Leigh - although oddly enough, it was a first step that I had nothing to do with. That has me very confused - and happy, at the same time.

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  5. Peteforester could not be more correct. Signs and wonders.

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    1. Bob, I certainly hope so. I could use a sign right now.

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  6. We've always felt that we were destined to move when and where we have in the past just because life has always seemed to work out better at our new location. I know it is a healthy dose of hindsight at play, but like you said, it kind of eases anxieties thinking that way.

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    1. Ed, there is probably an element of that at play too, to be fair - the success (and failures) were always destined to be such. That said - at least for our move to New Home - I can credit nothing but God's intervention in how were we able to find a job right when the money ran out, find a job that paid for a move, and find a house all in the space of about 2.5 months. I can only believe that circumstances, when the right time, will happen that way again.

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