Okay. We’re back. After a rather slow and sometimes worrisome drive up a very snowy I-15 with poor visibility, I taught my afternoon classes today.
Here’s the deal, though:
Every time I go down to St. George, I make my way over to Snow Canyon. This takes me into an area that I find visually stunning. Very different from my beloved Switzerland but, in its own way, the equal of those dramatic and beautiful alpine landscapes. And there are very nice housing developments there.
I want one of those homes. I’m usually not very materialistic. But I do, seriously, want one of those homes. For weekend use and, eventually, for winter residence. I love the style of them, and I absolutely love their setting. The place is pure therapy for my soul.
Trouble is, I don’t have the money.
So here’s the plan:
If every man, woman, and child in the United States were to send me just a single dollar — an amount that they would scarcely notice — I would receive well over three hundred million dollars.
Now, I’m not greedy. And I don’t need that much.
Heck, I don’t even need the thirty or thirty-five million that would come my way if only ten percent of American men, women, and children sent me a dollar each.
No, the goal I’m aiming for is to get a paltry one percent of Americans to send me a measly dollar.
Three or three-and-a-half million dollars would be plenty to allow me to buy and furnish the house I want, with money left over for maintenance and travel expenses.
I see myself writing there while sitting out on a patio gazing at the incredible, quiet, richly-colored, ever-changing landscape near Ivins and Tuacahn. (It’s essential for eye health to look up from the computer screen on a regular basis, focusing on things at a distance.) I have lots of writing that I want to do. Far more than I’ve already done. And this seems an ideal place to do it.
Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in contributing to the Daniel C. Peterson Dream Home Fund. If there are enough inquiries or expressions of interest, I’ll set up a formal bank account with wiring information and the like.