Here's how it happened.
Once upon a time in the 1990s, Kelly and I were driving around southwest Missouri - as we do. We spied a cool bungalow down a side street and turned towards it. (This happens more than you might think.) And that's when we fell in love.
We were so taken with the house that we asked our nearby family to keep an eye on it and let us know if it came on the market. Years go by, a decade or more, and then the unimaginable happened: Google Street View comes to Aurora, MO.
From our home computer in Charlottesville, VA, we saw this image. It was a sign - in more ways than one.
That was five years ago.
Yours in reading the signs,