Road Rage

I’d forgotten how much I hate driving. Not driving per se, but the dumb drivers all around who don’t pay attention, yap on their phones, text on the interstate, drive ten miles below the speed limit in the left lane next to someone else driving ten miles...
Scenes from home

Scenes from home

We’ve been here a week, and I still feel a bit like we’re on vacation in a lovely cabin in the mountains. The kitchen is unfamiliar, the bedrooms have new-carpet smell, and we’re racing back and forth from Knoxville a lot. This afternoon, while Kate...
New-house thoughts

New-house thoughts

We’re pretty much settled in to the new house, except for the two-mile long honey-do list I have for Derek that involves things like screws, hammers, tall places, and (ahem) trying to fix the gouges in our neighbor’s driveway. He’s upstairs now, and...
Addendum

Addendum

This morning I woke up and realized we haven’t even started the playroom: So much for box-free. Maybe by...
Movin’ on up

Movin’ on up

Yesterday morning, our Knoxville house looked like this: Derek arrived with the truck, and with the help of our neighbor, miraculously backed it in between my crape myrtles, right up to the front porch. The loading was a breeze. We had tons of help from First Lutheran...