Day 78 & 79: Homeownership

December 30, 2014:  Buying the House We spent Christmas in Destin. We knew we were supposed to close on the house before the new year, we just didn’t know quite when and what the entire process would look like. In retrospect, we really didn’t have a great realtor. The entire process was poorly coordinated and rushed, in…

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Days 11, 17, & 18: First Halloween

First Halloween Halloween this year was pretty stretched out for us because there were a number of events I had to/wanted to participate in before the day of Halloween. This being Efrem’s first Halloween EVER, I was pretty hype, but before he even arrived here I got a lot of pushback about participating in Halloween–mostly the whole dressing…

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Day 3: Eating Donuts!

October 16, 2014 I’ve been talking about donuts for months now. I’m sure Efrem was getting tired of hearing about my detours to get a donut and coffee from District Donuts, but they are like pillows of heaven in your mouth—not too sweet and true to the labelled flavor. So naturally, once he got here…

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Epic

When I think about it, this year has been pretty epic. I spent a semester in Brazil and learned portuguese pretty well. I came back and held a winter term project (although it didn’t end up where I wanted it to be). I made new friends and reconnected with some old ones as well. I…

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