Gabe started his new job in Columbus today. I must admit I cried a little bit after he walked out the door. He has worked from home since October 2003–I’ve been pretty spoiled. He’s excited to be back in the real world though, and I’m really happy for him. When he left at 6:15 this morning, he said, “It’ll be nice to bring home a paycheck.” That has really bothered him lately–not having a steady income to support his growing family. We have never gone without though in these last 2-3 years. He’s a pretty popular guy in the world of web design. It’s just tough taking care of everything by yourself–all the administration details and phone calls and web hosting and invoices and everything. He’s ready for someone to give him a task, complete it, drive home and relax. Oh wait, he’s still going to do web design on the side. We’ll see how it all works out. I hope he doesn’t kill himself working too hard!
We found a house in Columbus and put an offer on it. It was accepted. 🙂 We LOVE it. We had hoped to sell our house first, but we really want to be settled in Columbus when Livi starts school in August. And we don’t want Gabe to have to drive so far for too long. We’ll close on our new house at the end of July, and since we found a house at the low end of our price range, we can afford both house payments for a few months if we need to do that. Lord willing, our house will sell ASAP.
We had a wonderful weekend with family. We got to see all our siblings and nieces and nephews and my parents and Gabe’s grandpa and my grandma and some cousins and aunts and uncles. It was a lot of fun.
Thank you to all of those who have served/are serving our country in the armed forces. We visited my grandpa’s grave with my parents and grandma on Monday. He was in the U.S. Merchant Marines way back when. Thank you, Grandpa! We also watched the A&E documentary on the Lima Company out of Columbus that lost so many men last year in Iraq. (airs again on June 3rd at 11 am) Nate Ryerson, my sister’s brother-in-law, is part of the Lima Co. I’m so glad God spared his life–thanks, God and thanks, Nate!
That’s all for now! Can’t believe it’s almost June already!