The ranch, that is what we called my Abuelo’s fifteen acres when I was growing up. My Tio None also had a ranch which consisted of 40 acres. Neither of our families are what you consider “wealthy” but perhaps smart about investing. I own my vehicles, both of which are 96 Caprices and we are living in a $75,000 fixer upper. Society judges people based on their acquired wealth but it seems we also judge on what they have, the materialism speaks volumes to people.
Even the way you dress can be off putting to some and that bothers me sometimes. I am a t-shirt kinda gal and people are always surprised when I let them know about my degrees or when they ask me questions. Surprised and I often wonder why, is it because I am not as stylish as some or is it because I am a SAHM with my two babies.
I grew up very humble. I was always thankful of my life, my opportunities, my family, and for being stingy. Seriously, being stingy has helped in this economy. I never thought I would be back in the country, never dreamt of going back, until Big E. He had a dream for land, an inkling of a life much slower than the one we are living now.
Yesterday, we went to the outskirts of one of our smaller towns to look at ten acre tracts of land. beautiful, brush and land. Butterflies flitted about, mesquite trees grew in natural surroundings, cacti, and the whole nine. It was eerily quiet. Big E immediately put in an offer and we are waiting to hear back.
It is raw land with no water nor light connections. We will have to build on it eventually but it will be ours (hopefully) and we can create a lifestyle similar to the one I had growing up. This is a vibrant and amazing opportunity and we are seizing the moment.
Pictures coming soon of hopefully our ten acre tracts.