Sunday, February 15, 2009
1. My wife was delivered of a beautiful little girl Thursday morning: Anne-Marie Wren. It was our fastest labor and delivery yet--two hours from check-in at the hospital to arrival. Mother and daughter are healthy; an outcome I had expected but was relieved to see realized. I truly am smitten with this little girl--a feeling I expected but was pleased to discover--and am humbled to occupy the position of father during her journey here and hereafter. A hat-tip to the Randles for the middle name.2. We are under contract to buy a house. We can't wait to move in! It's an attractive little home four miles outside of town on 12.4 acres, mostly wooded. The interior is VERY out of date, with bright shag carpeting, wood paneling and a 70's green dishwasher--probably an original. If we can get the well and septic tank to pass county inspection we will close in March. We've been searching for a home and property like this since before we moved here, so it seems too good to be true to have finally found a place that is close to town and some neighbors, but still has space for my homesteading interests. On top of that it has woods--which I had always hoped for but figured we wouldn't find in Kansas where most property is either cultivated or pasture--and is in the best school district in the area. Stupendous!
Posted by Rob at 2:12 PM