Our grandfather clock is chiming midnight. Rain pours - no, roars - outside my window, just the kind of rain we need. A blessed sound, for sure. Every once in awhile I catch a flash of lightning in the distance.
I've just finished a few things for work ... or at least all I can do at the moment. Before I can climb into bed, I still need to pay a few bills. And then I need to pack for my annual girls' weekend in Port Aransas. If it takes me all night, that's okay. I'm not driving tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to it more than usual, if that's possible. It's been a long day.
I drove miles and miles and miles through communities surrounding Austin today with a young man, trying to find just the right house for his family who is moving here from Illinois. After the initial wariness ("Is he a murderer?") it's one of the things I most love about real estate - meeting people. Getting a chance to hear their stories.
The good news is we found a house for him, his wife, and two young sons. That's always such a great feeling. As a bonus, I learned a lot about some neighborhoods I was merely acquainted with before today.
It's been a good week, starting with a closing on Monday followed by a phone call telling me I had won a $500 Academy gift card!
But it's also been a week of late nights and early mornings. I'm tired. Really, really tired.
I can't wait to lie on the beach for a couple of days, listening to its music...the waves and the wind and the gulls... and soaking up some sunshine.
But if the forecasted rain falls, I'll be happy to lie in bed, instead, catching up on my sleep, and then sit on the balcony, watching the rain.
Either way, it will be great to have a change of scenery and a change of pace.
I hope all of you have a great weekend, filled with whatever it is you need!
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.