Synchronicity is a funny thing, isn't it? You might remember when I wrote last Summer about wishing we could live in Neely.
Well, we've had an interesting development since the last time I mentioned Neely...
(Can I tell you how much I love that he shares this space with "These boots are made for DANCING!!!" I am totally going to that.)
A little geography background for nonlocals... Neely is located in Power County, where, incidentally, I was born. I've always liked, when I fill out various forms, that I could say I was born in Power. POWER!!!! (We have fun where we can.) So, anyway, Ryan will be running for County Prosecutor on the Republican Party ticket. Those lucky Republicans. They now have the best-looking candidate ever. I wholeheartedly endorse his good-looking candidacy.
Anyway, this means several things for our family.
First of all. Remember this lovely? All of those things I said about how the floor is sinking and the walls might cave in? Irrelevant. Because now this is where we get to live!
On the plus side, the yard is still the best yard on the planet. And we can go four-wheeling every day! (My kids are all over any plan that involves more four-wheeling.) And there aren't REALLY snakes. There just USED to be snakes. And once I buy a gigantic cat to live on my porch, even the hypothetical snakes will be long gone. Only the snakes in my imagination will remain...
We don't have a strategy for getting rid of the ghosts.
I always loved a good adventure...
We are hoping, at some point, to build a newer house somewhere on the property, but for now, we are figuring out ways to make the old cowboy bachelor pad work.
The second thing...
I really like politics. Ryan and I both spent a lot of time volunteering for various campaigns when we were Poli Sci students at USU. And, you know, campaigning is fun when you are behind the scenes. But, I have to admit, this is slightly out of our comfort zone. We aren't used to being noticed or making speeches. We are behind-the-scenes sort of people. At the same time, it's exciting. We have already made new friends. We are going to get to know so many new people. There's always the possibility that Ryan won't win (though how anyone could NOT vote for someone as good-looking as Ryan is completely beyond me...), but if he does, he has so many ideas for what he can do to help the community. It's exciting to think that he might be in a position where he can make a difference, do some good. One way or another, we will grow from this, and that is always a great thing.
I have to laugh, though. Six months ago I announced to the universe, "Hey, universe. I want to live in Neely." And, now , here we are. Exciting times.
How many times did I say excited or exciting in this post? I don't even want to know. Well, wish us luck with this! It's a big life change, but we are looking ahead with great optimism and ... um ... excitement!