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It’s been a while since I last blogged. I’ve been quite busy packing, saying good-bye to some of the best friends I’ve ever had, packing until 2:00 a.m. some nights, taking care of a baby, packing until 3:00 a.m. some nights, tying up some personal business, taking care of a baby, loving my wife, packing from 2:00 p.m. until the moving van showed up 20 hours later, cleaning out the old apartment, and driving for five days half-way across the country (through ten states) from Long Island (New York) to Austin (Texas).

I thank God for the friends who gave us so much help in the days leading up to our departure. We’d still be packing if not for their timely arrival and their all-out, full-tilt, can’t-slow-down attitude. I also thank Him for the amazing amount of love and support we received from our church. Furthermore, I must thank Him for giving us the perfect baby, who slept for more than half of his time in the car, smiled and played contentedly for the rest of his time in the car, warmed the hearts of every waitress and and hotel clerk who saw him, and still managed to pretty much sleep through the nights in the hotels.

So now we’re safe and sound in Austin, the first city we called home together. I’m still rather addlepated from the flurry of activity I’ve experienced in the past few weeks, which is why I’m less than coherent right now. The moving van has not yet arrived with all my stuff, so I’m having to work on an unfamiliar computer. Someone told me a couple of weeks ago that this page does not display correctly on Internet Explorer 6, which is what 73% of you use, according to my statistics. For some reason, it seems to display correctly on the archive pages, but not on the front page. This is why I hate Microsoft. </rant>

Anyway, being that addlepated is one of my favorite words now, I’m still in no condition to blog. Let me just say that I love my wife, and I love my son. Whatever stress we go through together, at least we’re together. My home is wherever they are, so I didn’t leave my home in New York, or return to my home in Texas—I’ve been home this whole time, just in different locations.

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. I just learned a nifty new word, thanks!

    I’ve almost completely made the transition to Firefox now. I love tabs, and windows displaying properly. I still wish I could scroll manually like I could in explorer, holding down the apple key to get a hand tool and grabbing a page anywhere to move it around with the mouse. It’s a small tradeoff for pages that display correctly. The only thing that doesn’t seem to work in FF for some reason is the Trellix Sitebuilder on my Verizon account. When I want to upload my photos, I still need to use IE. I also use IE for Netflix, because I’m too lazy to have them send me the password I forgot and IE is set to remember me. Then in nineteen tikkety two, we had to say tikkety because the kaiser took our number 20. But perhaps I digress. :)

    Your baby traveled more in a week than I have in 31 years. Excellent!

  2. Welcome back to Texas! I think about Tater when I look at my new granddaughter. She’s just a few weeks younger than him. I get to look at her often, as she and her mom (our daughter) live with my husband and me. It’s cool to look at the pics you post to see another cute baby! Have fun settling in!

  3. Glad you and the family made it safely!
    I hope you had one last dinner at Le Bonne Soupe before you left NYC, though.

  4. hey curt, i don’t know what blogging software you use (or if you just do this by hand), but i used dreamweaver to build my blog’s template, and it lets you know when something won’t comply with any of the major browsers. i highly recommend it.

    tell austin i said hello, and enjoy the warmtimes a little extra for me.