Once again, the people have spoken. And once again, the citizens of Wareham, Massachusetts at their October TownMeeting have voted in numbers far exceeding the required 2/3 majority to use their Community Preservation Act funds to purchase a conservation interest in our family's "Windrock". And on a night when it is blowing a gale and rattling the casements of this old house, I finally can exhale. This was the big hurdle set before us by the selectmen when they declined to sign off on our Conservation Restriction last June, so now it goes back to them for their formal endorsement. After that, it is a matter of settting a closing date and other due diligence, but realistically this could cross the finish line by Thanksgiving, and certainly before the New Year. Yogi Berra be my guru, cause it ain't over 'til it's over, but once again it seems the end we have all worked so hard for is coming clearly in view.