Sunday, May 29, 2011

Where does the time go?

Sorry it's been so long. I say that a lot, don't I? Ah well. I do know where my time has gone though. I've been crazy busy writing so that I can finish my dissertation in July. I've also been working on some moving plans as I'll be leaving for Connecticut in August. I'll be working as an Assistant Professor and I'm very excited.

I have taken some time though to do a few things. Two items that were on my bucket list are now crossed off:

Milking a cow...
and, taking a ride in a hot air balloon...

Both were great fun but the hot air balloon went above and beyond all of my expectations. I did this in Asheville and the countryside was so beautiful as seen from 5,500 feet above ground! I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I've also been working on packing up portions of my house. I put my house up for sale but am not certain I'm really interested in selling it. I have several reasons, but I really like knowing that no matter what happens job-wise I always have a place to come back to. And, I really love my house and Knoxville (never thought I'd say I love Knoxville...but I do). The housing market is so bad right now and I really feel I should hold onto the house until the market gets better. I started a refi the other day that will lower my house payment by $200/month. I think that I can afford my mortgage and rent in Connecticut with my new salary.

Alright, I'm off to do some writing. I've goofed off most of today and I'll probably regret that. I'll put in a couple of good work hours tonight to make up for it.


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