2006 is already shaping up to be a year of change. New home, new weblog software, and of course the usual New Year’s resolutions.
First up, a new address. We became discouraged in our search for a new home, and had resigned ourselves to staying in the rental a while longer. We felt like we could use more time to save a larger down payment, and find something we _really_ liked. No sooner than we made this decision, our landlord called to inform us he wanted to move back into his house. Nice, huh? This news came just 2-weeks before Christmas. We quickly got back on the house hunt, but still didn’t find anything we loved (or even liked). Jennifer and I finally decided just to find a new rental, we found a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath row-house that is absolutely beautiful. It’s a little more than the place we have now, but is much more roomy and suited to our needs. Everything is new, it’s been freshly painted, and Jennifer loves the kitchen. Our plan is to stay in this home for 12-18 months, then find a keeper. We are trying so hard to stay in “West Linn(Google Maps – West Linn, OR)”:http://maps.google.com/?q=loc:+West+Linn+OR, and that has made our search for a permanent home more difficult.
As for the New Year’s Resolutions:
* Be a better father and husband
* Get back to running (20+ miles/week)
* Invest in a fixer-upper or rental property
* Use my technical skills to increase my income
A long post, but I had to catch up! I am excited about the new year; I see it as being full of new challenges and opportunities. Best wishes from me and mine.