This afternon I walked out to go get a cake pan from the storage room and I had to laugh.
We’ve lived in town or fairly close to people all our married life and Vince has never really had a buddy that he could do things with. Here, our closest neighbor isn’t close at all but there’s a well worn path through the woods from our house to their house. In fact, the path is so well worn now that the electric meter reader uses our path when going between our two meters.
Back here in the woods, instead of folks visiting by vehicle and traveling across the roads, we cut through woods on our little all terrain vehicles. Vince had gone over to their house because he wanted help with siting in a new gun so Mr. Neighbor came over in his little vehicle and now they’re out in the woods and I hear gunshots so I guess they’re having fun.
Even funnier was that I had just had a shower, had dried my hair but had not combed nor did I have on makeup and I was out there talking to the neighbor. There was a time when I would not have left my house without makeup and the hair being fixed. We’ve come a long way.
When I see the picture of the our RTV and their Ranger, and I think how nice it is to have friends who are close but not that close and no one ever bothers us back here, I thank God again for sending us to Texas. Now if He would just send Chad, Nicole and Addie a bit closer . . maybe not all the way to Texas, but somewhere between here and there, I’d be real happy!
Life is good and other than being a bit closer to the kids, I can’t think of anything that could improve our life right now. That’s a good feeling any time of year but especially at Christmas.