Full retirement is a tempting jewel on the not so distant horizon. Our hope and plan are that selling our house will give us the freedom to spend more time with the grandkids, and to travel.
Tom and I are thankful that we only need to address a couple of large projects, including a new driveway. No fun in that, but curb appeal is important.
We're thankful the upswing in the economy has helped some of our investments pay off, providing the resource to take care of new pavement. How pragmatic of us.
Do you ever want to do the wild and crazy thing, Dear Reader?
When it comes to the big things, Jesus had something to say to His disciples.
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Luke 14:28 RSV
But, who wants to price a new driveway?
In a moment of weakness, Dear Reader, I did some research on tours of Italy. Our first trip to Italy was delightful, but short. Tom and I can't wait to return.
(Did you know pizza was "invented" in Pisa, which is also said to be the home of Pinnochio? Italian pizza is much simpler than our Americanized embellished pizza.) Sigh...
Deciding whether to invest in paving our driveway, or touring Italy again isn't the easiest decision Tom and I will ever make. We're thankful we don't have to do it alone.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.
James 1:5 RSV