Miscellany

Owning a Home, Murphy’s Law, and Sewage

Buy a house, they said.  Do it while the interest rates are low, they said.  Don’t wait, they said. Well, we did it.  Not because of those reasons, but more because we found a house we liked.  After the initial phase of being extremely overwhelmed, we entered what I like to call the why-would-anyone-buy-a-house-it’s-so-much-work-and-money phase.… Continue reading Owning a Home, Murphy’s Law, and Sewage

Marriage · Motherhood

How I Packed Up My Whole Life Without Losing My Mind*

*while it isn’t entirely accurate, I liked this title (thanks Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson!) so much more than my other choice, which was “It’s not moving until someone’s laughing maniacally.” Growing up, we moved a lot.  Like, approximately every two-and-half to four years. Downside: I was always the new girl.  Upside:  My family is expert at… Continue reading How I Packed Up My Whole Life Without Losing My Mind*