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 42 – 48: First Thanksgiving/Meet the Family Pt. 2

November 24 – 30, 2014:  The drive to Virginia Beach was excruciatingly long. Fifteen hours in a full car where my dad essentially insisted on driving the entire time. I like car trips, but this one wasn’t all that interesting visually. On top of it, Efrem and I were trying to fill out paperwork needed for…

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Carnival Time is Over!

Well Carnival season has finally come to an end and we are now in Lent. I’m not super-religious, and I’m not Catholic, but living in such a Catholic city, your schedule ends up revolving around their religious calendar. I went to the mardi gras again, but this year was slightly different, albeit still fun. Most of…

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