I’m so glad that we have our housing situation all squared away! Our application was approved almost immediately last Monday and we sent in the security deposit online to hold the unit. However, we aren’t scheduled to sign the lease until the day we move in, which we think is a bit weird. We’re at least going to ask to read it over before that day to make sure there’s nothing we object to in it.
Last Sunday we had a group of people over for a potluck after church and Kyle inserted a quick “happy birthday” wish for me by asking everyone to wear party hats and sticking a candle in my cheeseburger. :)
Work was a bit terrible for me this week as an instrument I use went down. As soon as it’s back up I’m going to be busy busy busy because I have a deadline to meet at the end of August. I mapped out my schedule and it’s pretty tight so I hope this instrument is repaired quickly! If things go a bit awry I will have to start putting in many more hours in the evenings and weekends than I do now to get everything done.
One extra social activity I did this week was to watch the first two episodes of The Bible with some friends from church. I wanted to watch it when it was first aired but almost no one I know has cable. I actually enjoyed it even though it wasn’t the high quality that I was expecting. It did help me to better put myself in the shoes of the OT characters it portrayed and spurred some critical thinking regarding the artistic license taken.
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