Man Turns Love Of Reptiles Into Sacramento Store

So it’s still hard. But it’s also been more than a decade since that night near the freeway. “When I first moved here, I didn’t know where I fit in. I didn’t have a base, and I felt lost,” she said. “And the answer was: Put your head down, work hard, earn your own credibility again … It often turns out much better than you think.”

I asked Ted whether he thinks his wife is happy now in Houston. “Um, I think … sure,” he said, after taking a couple of beats. “I think she has”—another pause—“a professional life that has been very rewarding, a personal life that is fun and relaxing.”

Heidi, for her part, said she’s getting better at being okay with the unknown. It’s okay that she doesn’t know for sure whether Ted will win his Senate race, or whether he will want to run for president again (really, she has “no idea”). Maybe she’ll want to run for office herself someday. She’s not not interested, she said, grinning like a woman who very much is. “Being at the Treasury Department was a dream for me, and I was just at the staff level. And to do that at higher levels … I love that route, no doubt,” she said. But she’d do just fine on the campaign trail, too. “I can do the retail-politics thing pretty well now.”

Heidi suggested that we finish our afternoon with a tour of the house, which she was in the midst of redecorating. She’d gone crazy, she said, knowing it wouldn’t be finished by the time I arrived. But she beamed in each room anyway.

For everything, there was a place. The seagrass carpets, for Heidi, were the Hamptons. “I think I’m a Houston lifer … It’s important to our constituents that Ted be in the state,” she said. “But I do love New York … I miss it. I miss New York.”

We moved to a framed painting waiting to be hung. It was New England, depicting a party along the coast of Massachusetts. It was New York, where her grandmother had found the piece in the 1970s. And it was Los Angeles, where she later bought it for herself.

Back to the foyer. The wallpaper was striped, faint blue and ivory. But it would soon be red, which meant it would soon be London—“very London.” The first thing she’d notice when coming home.

Throughout our tour, she spoke of the cities like the design inspirations they were.

She spoke of them, too, like dazzling places she never knew.

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