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14 May 2010

'The Only One I Dream Of' Equine Abstract Horse Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'The Only One I Dream Of'
30 x 30  Oil on Canvas

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

The Painting: It has a history... but never owned, just a good history.  If you buy it, I will share it!

The Thought: This morning you get the story of the DUMP.  If you live in Dallas you would think I was talking about a huge store that is called THE DUMP...but I am referring to a real dump.  

One thing to find out when you buy a home is where the county dump is.  We neglected to do that. Our first loads went to a precinct in our county where there was a dumpster. No one was ever there so we took our stuff and left it in the big dumpster as instructed by our trash folks. This worked until this week when we drove the 8 miles just to find the dumpster did not exist anymore.

Terry had me call the local sheriff...our friend Paul.  He has lived here since 2002 and does know where everything is.  He gave us two sets of was to the dump in Titus County near Mt Pleasant and then something he referred to as our city dump. We do not live in the city but decided to try it anyway.  In Dallas you dump free if you have your water bill.  Not here.  At the 'city dump' you pay to dump.  A six foot pickup truck bed is $20.  Ours was stacked to the roof of the cab so we had to pay $30.  It was all old carpet from one room, along with more boxes we had unpacked.  It was actually pretty cool as we backed up to a 'cliff' and just dropped everything down into the dumpsters. There is really not a dump here, only a location where they bring in those large dumpsters and people pay to dump and then the city has them traded out.

It was a journey finding the place.  We had basic instructions but not good ones.  We had to turn around on one lane country roads a few times to get back on the right road in the correct direction. We even passed it on the road... and turned around as that road ended. That was good because when we drove past it the first time there was no one there and the gates were locked. When we returned there was a person there opening the gate.  Timing is everything.

Had we driven there immediately we would have given up on no one being there and driven further into the next county to dump our stuff.  God has His way for us always.  We are all good about going down one lane roads in our lives just realize it was not the right choice.  Turning around is always difficult but it is something we have to do to get back on track.  I am grateful to Him and praise Him and thank Him for His patience with me.  I love to trek down abandon roads just to see where they go.  My husband is very patient... as is God.  The Bible is the best map for us to use in our lives.

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”- Proverbs 31:30

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