The Deal

“Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.” – Lance Morrow

The other night Leslie looks at me and says, “Sometimes I wish you would just slow down and not have something going on.”.


She was referencing the absurd amount of time and concentration I had been giving to the hunt for our new Airstream, @LadyLolaMae Part II. We sold our original Airstream…and have several camping trips for this year already booked. The clock is ticking.

Knowing exactly what we want… it’s proven to be quite the task to find it…even searching nation wide. We found the perfect candidate, only 3,000 tiny miles away in California. I was speaking with the seller, while concurrently trying to wrangle up plane ticket prices and one way tow vehicle rates….while she worked on wedding invitation details.

Hence the comment.


I mean, I get it. I do.

When I’m fixed on something, it can be hard to pry me away. Like a pit bull playing tug of war, it’s that same one pointed tenacity that has allowed me to be moderately successful in this little life, but can often cause tension as well.

You see, the hunt for this Airstream is just the soup du jour. If there wasn’t a “need”, I would manufacture one. I know this. It’s how I’m wired. It’s me. For as long as I can remember.

Always on the go. Always planning the next move to make the next thing happen. Buying something, selling something, trading something. To be honest, it’s where I find the juice in life. Most importantly, it’s rarely about the object.

It’s about the deal.

It’s about the logistics behind making said deal happen. Be it an Airstream, or a house, or an investment property or a vehicle… the item at hand is inconsequential.

The deal. That’s what matters. That’s the juice.

Often the best deals are found far from home and require travel… coincidence?

The adventures that come along with the deals…well… those are just side benefits, I suppose. (insert creepy winking emoji here).

See you on the journey….

PS – The streak is over. I think I made it to 130 days in a row or so of writing every day? It’s been a nice break for a couple days. Nothing epic kept me from writing. Just life. But it’s good to see you again!






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