…and will likely be attempting to acquire until my time here is up.
For instance: filling up the van’s gas tank these days means a LOT more than it did last year when we had the Odyssey. More time, more money. But that isn’t a complaint–just a factual statement. I love the Beast. The Odyssey would never have gotten us to Vail and back. However, I find I still think it’s going to take the equivalent amount of time filling up Beastie any smaller vehicle, which of course it won’t as there is twice the gas tank!
So I stand there at the gas pump, having lost interest in watching the numbers climb, having made five funny faces at five funny kids through the window. Still filling. I watch cars and trucks go about their business while I stand there idle. Still filling. I notice a tree across the street and think: This tree will have lost its leaves and grown its buds for Spring and I will STILL be waiting on this thing….
…and then I realized it was an evergreen tree. Oh boy, would I have been waiting a long time! 😉