The wind stopped after dinner last night. I am not sure it happened in an instant, but I noticed it quite suddenly. It was quiet and still. We walked outside just to feel it. Everything was warm. Taking advantage, we looked for the survey markers on our property. I recently got a copy of the latest survey from the Wheatland County Courthouse which is a large sandstone building shaded by huge trees. I was shown a hundred-year-old map of Two Dot with owners names penciled in on the properties. Some names have been whited out and re-written as ownerships have changed. After establishing who my neighbors are, I was sent to the Clerk and Records office where deputy clerk Gwen Brown was entering data into a massive red leather bound ledger. She took me to the stacks. Hundreds of these ledgers are stored on shelves, making a physical presence of county history. My property's survey is part of this monumental collection, making me feel my particular part in a much larger whole.