08 August 2010

My Home State!

So we're doing the apartment hunt. Lindsey is looking at different properties on craigslist. We've found some really sweet places so far. Unfortunately, the one we really had our eye on was rented today. So sad. It was downtown right next to Flying Star and Java Joe's. I love Java Joe's! So the search continues... We still hope to find a place downtown; an older building with hardwood floors and an old heater. Oh, I'm so excited to pick out our place!

Other things are going great. We've been living with the Freeman's for the past month or so. It's been great getting to know Lindsey's parents more. We've had the opportunity to have breakfast almost every morning with them. I really appreciate the guidance they have to offer. It's great to have loving in-laws. Along with the wisdom my dad and mom offer, there's no way we can not succeed.

I feel content at the moment. I feel like I'm learning more about life. I want to know more still. I've learned a lot from our failed coffee shop, I've learned more about saving money, being frugal when we need to be. I'm enjoying my new job so far. In my position I am assisting with the representative payee responsibility we have at a case management/legal guardianship firm. I'm learning more and more terms about the field all the time. Terms like SSI, SSDI, DD waiver, fiduciary, conservator, and much more. I'm getting along just fine so far, I hope it works out for a while. We're a small company of seven employees. We're expected (by the owner) to grow much larger.

This weekend we had the opportunity to go camping! We went up to a beautiful spot by Fenton Lake in the Jemez Mountains. (Ryan, if you read this, our elevation was approx. 7800 ft. above sea level.) The land up there is so gorgeous! It's lush and cool and there are so many giant trees. So many different types of evergreen trees and aspens. I hate it when people assume New Mexico is just a brown spot on the map. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate the arid parts of the state, but there are thousands and thousands of acres of lush beautiful forest here too! We had a great time with Erin and Chris. It's so nice to see people happy. Especially them!






Here's a funny thing too: I'm really enjoying being back in NM and ABQ, but I kinda miss MO. That's being human for you! I miss the powerful weather and the vibe I had. I was alone, but it was a good alone. I needed time to think, time to pray. I needed MO. But I'm home, and I'm happy to be back. Who knows, maybe we'll find ourselves back in the Show Me State. Doubtfull. If we relocate I want to be in Oregon.

Yum, and it looks like it's going to rain again. I hope it unleashes on us. I love monsoon season. Intersting fact: Albuquerque receives more precipitation in the months of July and august than P-town.
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