Just checking in

So we have been here a month. As Ben has said there have been many bumps but we have managed all of them well. Largely thanks to Ben working from home and just having a head for the things that go with owning a house that I don't seem to have yet!
Work is going well. I have now taught a week and a half worth of class. My students are eager to learn and that makes teaching much easier!

Consumer Report on Consumer Reports

I knew I'd have to buy a bunch of appliances shortly after moving into the house, so I subscribed to Consumer Reports' online edition.  Although it's been better than nothing, it was not as helpful as I had hoped.  Here are my experiences so far.

Unpacking the Office

Jessie and I specifically looked for a 3-bedroom house so that I could have an office and she could have a studio.  The idea was not only to have our own personal space in an otherwise shared household, but to keep me focused on my work during working hours and allow me to leave it behind at the end of the workday.

About time I posted something...

I figured it was about time for me to actually post something on here! As Ben said it is the first year anniversary of the day we met. It seems simultaneously imposible that it has only been 1 year and that it has already been 1 year. Ben and I just click so well I feel as though I have known him my whole life but at the same time I spent 27 years without him so it seems as though we met just yesterday! But enough of the sap!

One year and counting

Today is the first anniversary of the day Jessie and I met in person.  One year ago today, Jessie took a leap of faith and drove to Fairfield to meet a guy she'd previously only exchanged emails and phone calls with, and the phone calls only lasted a few minutes at a time. 

So what exactly happened in the basement, anyway?

I was hoping to wait to post about the basement until the situation was resolved, but since it's been two weeks now and I still have no idea when that will be, I figured I should go ahead and post something.

What's gone right

Ben and Jessie on the porch on moving day

I'm sitting in a very nicely appointed room at the Candlewood Suites in Emporia, where our ever-helpful Realtor has put us up for a few nights until our house is habitable again, and it's time to count our blessings.

Welcome

Jessie & Ben's engagement photo
Welcome to the new, repurposed Blue Boat Home!

This is a place for friends and family to keep in touch with Ben and Jessie as we make a new life together. If you're looking for photos and news of our new house, you're in the right place, though you may be a little early yet. Stay tuned!

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