This morning, while changing upstairs, I heard a scampering on the window AC unit next to me. Thinking a squirrel had found a convenient launching pad, I peeked through the blinds and was surprised to be met by a dark, feathered eye. Seems a pair of doves has decided to build their nest on top of the AC and are diligently at work right now.
I was struck by how hard the two work at it, and how well they work together. Father Dove makes regular sorties to gather twigs and such while Mother Dove stitches all the material into place using her body as a measuring tool. It's fascinating to watch. It was also a good analogy for our situation. These two, technically homeless, have to put together a home one piece at a time. Just like we'll have to.
I'm pretty sure they know we're just on the other side of the window, but they don't seem to mind too much. If I can get my hands on a camera, I'll try and post a picture of them.
I left for a couple of days and when I went there today, I couldn't believe how much you had written!! I had to skip a lot of it because there was so much, but I'll be back to read the whole thing.
I really don't think you need luck. You're obviously very bright and have a strong work ethic. I know you'll make out just fine. Best of everything to you!!