“We are asleep with compasses in our hands.” ~W.S. Merwin

Well, we decided to start a family blog sometime ago andhere it finally is. I don’t know how far we’ll go with it, or what precisely will be written in it, but we’ll see.

First off, let me state how surreal it feels to be coming up on owning our own home for a year. It didn’t really dawn on me until I recieved a form in the mail from the mortgage company asking for a renewal statement from our insurance office because of upcoming expiration date. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but in other ways, it seems a bit longer. We still haven’t done as much to the house as we hoped we would, due to finances and all that. However, it’s coming along nicely.

This spring did bring the suprise of another additon to the wildlife that we’ve been expereincing around here. We ended up with a min-flock of turkeys in our yard. (One tom and two hens.)

They’ve come back a couple differnent times. Unfortunately, since Maine has a turkey hunting season, we might not see them for a while. As long as they stay safe, I’ll be happy.

Along with the current round of planting taking up our time, we’re working on finishing up the back shed, beginning to take a front shed down, adopting a dog, and temporarily taking care of a stray cat that really would rather be in our house than in the front yard. (If anyone wants a cat, let me know!)

Things have been moving along work wise as well. The school year’s ending, which means I’m once more on the prowl for a full-time teaching position instead of an hourly educational technician spot. Joe on the other hand was just offered a wonderful position, but I’ll let him tell that story later on if he wants. Or, if he decides to let me be the maine updater, I might just explain it all a bit more in my next post.

Well, I know this is a bit of a short post, but there’s so much that needs doing now that the weather’s warm enough. I’m hoping to at least update in here once a week, but we’ll see.

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