There are things we have really missed since moving out to this homestead in Calhan. We miss the people of Elbert County. We are there quite often for this or that, our bank is there, our daughters work there, but we are also far away. I love going to the grocery store and it taking two hours because I know someone in every aisle and stop and visit with them. I love knowing everyone in a restaurant. The ladies at the bank ask how the kids are. I miss the smiling faces of the girls at the library. I love Elbert, Kiowa, and Elizabeth and their shared camaraderie and all the people they hold.
Our wonderful, long-time friends are letting us move into their guest room this week. We will be two blocks from our friend who has sweet Isabelle the goat. Back in a small town where we can walk to the convenience store and the library, take in the sunrises, and wave to folks walking by at dusk. A place to garden and a place to paint. Friends to laugh with.
We are heading home.