Thursday, January 22, 2009

Birthday, another year gone by

I had a birthday a few days ago. Not a big one, 38. It got me thinking though. In the last year so much has happened. And yet, it seems like it’s stayed pretty much the same. This time last year we didn’t have a clue how long we were going to be able to stay here. That hasn’t changed. We came close, but no dice. I suppose we are more prepared for whatever may come now than we were a year ago. There’s always something else to do or worry about though.

I’ve decided to go ahead and plant a garden this year. I didn’t last year because I was just sure we were going to get booted out of here. Who knows what’s going to happen this year? If I plant and we have to leave, oh well. If I don’t plant, we may end up going hungry or get sick from whatever the next pathogen/toxin that hit’s the produce market. So, I think it will be worth the effort to plant.

Our last payment on our West Texas land is February. I’m looking forward to getting that little peace of mind. We’ve been working on this project for more than 2 years. Now it’s just a matter of dragging our butts down there and getting started on a little homestead. I see a lot more work in our future.


seth said...

can't wait to get my west texas property paid off too.

Mayberry said...

Happy birthday! Hope everything works out for y'all. Get the 'burban goin' yet?

Kim said...

Seth - Looks like a bunch of us are all going to be neighbors soon, relatively speaking. It's big country out there, but it's good to know your neighbors.

Mayberry - Thanks for the birthday wish. Don't pressure me on that damn 'burban! The sun hasn't come out for more than 2 weeks! Freezing fog and drizzle hasn't helped. Damn it man! I can't wait to get back to Texas!