I dropped this entry to a personal note to recognize my wife, who is amazing. Closing on our house was scheduled this week thinking she would be done with her August Greek class - we were a week off. So in the midst of preparing for a final while having to plan a lock-in (which was scheduled before she was hired as the Youth and Children's Minister), not to mention a huge life-changing event like moving into our first house, she's held up where so many would fail. She's such a blessing and I'm still amazed at how I got her.
So as I'm without internet for the most part in the next couple weeks as my time becomes occupied with painting, mowing, cleaning, mowing, decorating, and mowing, like I warned before, entries will be sparse.