In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
From the time that our adventurous couple learned of the Loop back in 2011 till July 2013, loads of water passed under the bridge of life. And with the passage of time, there had been plenty of change, with more on the horizon.
Both parents of the ‘would be skipper’ had passed on to the other side of life to Heaven, first the mother in 2011 followed by the father in 2012.
And if that was not enough, after 26 years of work at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, the ‘would be skipper’ changed jobs in 2011 and went to work at INPO in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, the adventurous couple decided that the Loop was definitely something they would do and they began making tentative plans on how to unload their land possessions and buy a boat.
The original plan was to work in Atlanta for several years and return to Texas to retire, so they had not sold their house back in Texas. Instead, they had renters in their house at the lake. In addition, they had 2 other properties that they would need to sell.
So by July of 2013, they had formed a plan to return to Texas to help facilitate the sell of their 3 properties. Unfortunately, they had not figured out how to actually get back to Texas with a paying job.
Then the unexpected happened. At the end of July, a phone call came in from an old friend with a job offer to return to Comanche Peak. Interesting timing! The offer was for a two year contract with CBI. The start date would be September 23, 2013 and the countdown was on for the new job, selling properties, and buying a boat.
The next 2 years would be interesting, interesting indeed.