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Saturday, October 11th, 2008

So Sarah’s over the ear infection that I last blogged about.  But who knew – the antibiotics caused her to have a ‘yeast rash’ on her bottom!  I’d never seen that before, but Sarah broke out in the worst-imaginable-looking red, almost blistery, diaper rash, and I figured out, thanks to some Googling, what the problem was.  A lot of lotramin and a Dr. visit later, and she’s fine again.

But that seems like a minor happening in light of all the other things that have been going on around here.

It’s going to be a Christmas letter for the record books.  Almost everything about our lives has changed since the last holiday season.

New house, new daycare, new bi-weekly housecleaner, new tenants in the old house, new status as long-distance-landlords with respect to the old house, new baby, new degree (Paul graduated from law school), and now, new job for Kelly(!) and, as of today, new (well, used) minivan for Kelly, too.

That’s right, I said new job for Kelly.  Life is full of surprises, and this was a good opportunity. 

So now I’m a newly initiated member of a subculture of Milwaukee people (when I show up at the station in the early morning, I tend to think of us as ‘the bedraggled masses’) who travel on the 6:15 a.m. Hiawatha Service Amtrack train to Chicago (I come back on the 3:15 p.m.) occasionally for work.  (My new firm has a large office in Chicago that need to visit sometimes).  It’s a new situation for us, but a good one.

All the changes are good, even if they all require some adjustments.

I think I’ll be fine if we don’t have too many other changes this year, though.  We may just be up to our quota for the year!!

Two Rights Don’t Make it Right!

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Two Right Feet!

Paul had been eagerly awating a replacement pair of shoes in the mail (the eariler pair had been defective).  But when he opened the box, he discovered that he had been sent two RIGHT shoes!!!  So now he’ll be waiting a little longer.

By the way, check out that ‘Marquette Law’ t-shirt he’s wearing.  Our new J.D. in the house has been busy picking us various legal work over the summer under his own, virtual, ‘shingle,’ but is still looking to land the right firm position.

He had an interview today for a nice possible position.  Everyone’s good mental vibes are welcomed – we’d be thrilled if this one would work out.  (The call-back interview should take place a couple of weeks from now).  I’ll post any significant updates on the blog.