I keep coming here with the intent of writing something interesting, but words fail me. I heard one time that the easiest way to write is to imagine that you’re talking to a really good friend. The problem is that too many faces pop into my head when I visit this site – former friends, coworkers, acquaintances – people that I no longer want reading my innermost thoughts.
Much has changed in the four years since I started this little venture, but I’m not willing to give up on it just yet. While Facebook often serves as an outlet, it just doesn’t warm the cockles of my heart like blogging. I also like the fact that I can reach more people this way… with the added bonus of being almost anonymous. Top that, Facebook!
So, I figure an update is in order. We’ve already been living at the new place for almost four months. The change has been difficult at times, but this place feels more like home every day. It’s strange that I don’t really miss the old place at all, even when we go over to visit Mrs. J.
We have made a million improvements to the new place already, but there is still so much to do that it gets a little overwhelming. The new roof was the biggest cosmetic and most expensive thing that we’ve done so far. The most awesome thing we’ve done is installing a Rinnai tankless water heater. We also had a storm shelter buried in the back yard – something that I’ve wanted for many years.
Honey recently started a new teaching job that forces him to commute 3 hours a day. He plans to get a job closer to home next year, which should be much easier with some experience under his belt. We are learning to prioritize our limited time together so that the focus is more on quality than quantity.
Between work, church, and taking care of things around the house, I find that I have very little time for much else. Even so, I feel pretty content with my life most of the time. I am blessed. I am thankful.