A Quick Update

A lot has happened since my last update. I got married, bought at house, and my brother got married. I've been kind of busy lately.

The Wedding

weddingLightSaber.jpgThe date was May 2nd. The service was excellent and we got to see lots of friends and family, however we didn't have much time to hang out with them. We got lots of nice presents, thank you all. We are working on thank-you's, but as you can imagine there is a lot going on.

The honeymoon in Cancun was great. We stayed at the Sun Palace all-inclusive resort. Being at the height of the swine flu scare, there were not very many people there, which made it nice. Turns out, we were at a higher risk of being exposed in Ames than in Cancun since, at the time, there were no reported cases near Cancun and there were reports from Marshalltown and ISU the night of our wedding. The downside was some of the attractions were closed or on limited hours as a precaution.

The House

houseGoogleMaps.png As soon as we got back from our honeymoon we got in contact with a realtor to start house hunting. A couple weeks of hunting we narrowed our choices to two. One on a corner lot that had an awesome finished basement with a very nice master suite and wet bar, but the back yard was the size of a postage stamp. The other was also in Nevada on an almost 1/3 acre lot with a basement that had potential. The corner lot house sold before we were ready to put in an offer, so we offered on the 1/3 acre lot home. After a bit of work negotiating on the price and our realtor doing a lot to save us money we closed on July 13th. (Plug for the realtor, Cheryl Eddy).

We are still trying to find a home for a lot of our stuff in the house, but for the most part we are functioning. The basement has already been torn up to make room for our own man cave, with my office, media center and, of course, a wet bar (we got ideas from the other house). Also in the future we would like to put in a back door to a nice deck so we can properly enjoy our large back yard. Looking forward to that nice stimulus check.

My Brother's Wedding

A little more than a week after closing, it was time to drive out to Keuka Lake, NY for my brother's wedding. The ceremony was lakeside at a restaurant and inn. The ceremony was nice and the party was lots of fun. After the wedding day, it was a week of hanging out at a lake side home my parents rented. Gaila and I got to meet a bunch of Jason's friends and Amaris' friends and family. We got a lot of time on the boat and even managed to catch some fish. A nice vacation from the stress of moving.

In case you haven't noticed, I've got the quotes rotating on my page again and added a couple new ones.