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You’ll always find what you’re looking for in the last place you look. Or so the saying goes. While that’s true with car keys and tennis shoes and various and sundry items, it turns out that it is true with more tangible things as well.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep

What I’m saying is, I found my land.

It’s 5 acres, not the 60 that I first dreamed of. But it is less than 40 miles from downtown Nashville, on top of a ridge about 600 feet above sea level, sloping down to a spring-fed creek at the bottom.

The property faces South, which opens the door to solar power and satellite TV. It gets strong 4G wireless signals and will handle a septic tank and drain field. (See previous post on the inside poop with tiny houses.)

I should close on the purchase by the end of the month.

I’m excited. The search is over. Now the work begins.

It’s funny how life does that to you. One thing ends and another begins. On the eve of what would have been my 14th wedding anniversary, I am happy to say that I am closer to my goal of a small house in the woods and in a position to make it a reality in the coming year or two. Life does get better.

I think I’m going to call the place Coonass Ridge. Stay tuned for the adventure.

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