Thanks to a cool countdown widget for WordPress (KB Countdown), I just made our Costa Rican Dreamline to the right. I’ve had the date of September 1, 2008 floating in my head for awhile. It’s not oriented towards the academic calendar as a new beginning but towards the end of summer and wanting Winter 2007-2008 to be the last one we spend in cold. Of course, our house isn’t anywhere near on the market or ready for it, but we could keep putting stuff off forever until Things Are Just Right. Funk dat. When the dream is so real that it leaves the back of your mind and becomes an insistent, daily presence it’s time to listen. On September 1, 2008 we will, by hook or by crook, be living in Costa Rica. Earlier than that would be even better. Due to finances we’ve celebrated but one of our seven anniversaries. It would be great to celebrate #8 on a beach in Costa Rica.