That's how many days ago I became a "free" man.
Some days it seems like so little progress made. But a quick inventory...
Got a vehicle, free and clear (let's not mention the legal extortion that is insurance...)
Finally started a permanent job (and I use the term permanent loosely, if only from my own rose-colored desires), one day shy of a calendar year from "release".
Reconnected with a family member and discovered so many parallels in mindset that you'd think we were relat.. oh, wait... A new-found mentor and friend to share the dream with.
And what of that ultimate dream? The 'Old School' American one I've nourished, cherished, and relished for YEARS? Of my own seclusion in the woods, of a "hobby" farm?
Less than a year to date of earning ANY cash for labor, you know the Swan's story; if you don't (or even if you do , at risk of redundancy), to whit:
I'm on my way to "owning" 2.1 acres in the Ozarks. Paid the down payment as soon as I could.
Less than a full solar year...
Could have been a worse one.
May the next one be as prosperous. And by the same token, leave me still feeling like I ain't through... on my way, but never, until called home, THROUGH.
Thanks to everyone on my read list for inspiration, support, and ideas. Keep Blogging. I need it...!