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1.  We're moved in to the new place as of last Saturday. It's a great situation for us-- much more space, out in the country, 5 wooded acres, a garage, a nice deck, etc. We're thrilled to be here.

2.  The move was brutal. We have so much stuff. I'm now on a mission to seek and destroy (and by destroy I mean sell or give away) as much unneeded, unused stuff as possible.


3.  Our car broke down on the way to take the huge 26 foot U-Haul back Sunday morning-- not fun. But after one expensive tow to the mechanic, one failed fix by the mechanic, and one apparently successful fix by myself (using a warrantied part), it seems to be working now. Having one car is much more of a pain than I anticipated. Hopefully we can remedy that in the near future.


4.  Our cats are complete basket-cases. We took them over the evening before the move thinking that that way they could "adjust" a bit and not have to experience all the people and chaos of the move. That idea did not impress them. I got bit in the process of collecting them, and by the end of the night, with a throbbing and feverish hand, thought I was going to have to go to the hospital for a Pasteurellosis infection. Luckily I was able to take care of it with a cocktail of rubbing alcohol, peroxide, bactisan and antibiotic ointment


5.  A week later the cats are still holed up in the garage behind the well pump. I'm not sure what recovery is going to look like for them at this point, but I'm having a hard time feeling much sympathy.


6.  We left some of our hand-me-down/freecycle/broken furniture behind in the move but tonight my mother-in-law arrives with some replacements and a piano. Moving that in should be interesting. Tomorrow we pick up a couch. I feel like a hoarder.

7.  Noelle is still about the cutest kid ever. We drove all over tarnation Sunday trying to find a pumpkin patch. We were largely unsuccessful but managed to find a nice little roadside stand with really reasonable prices near our house.

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8.  Living in the country is so nice. It's quiet and peaceful outside at night. Noelle and I saw about five whitetails standing in our front yard watching us early Monday morning, and I must have seen deer in the neighborhood just about every day since.

I guess that's about it. I haven't had much time to read lately, which takes a toll on output. The one exception is that I've been going through the Leithart trial materials, and particularly the transcript. I may have some thoughts on that at some point. The long and short of it is that I'm not only more impressed with Dr. Leithart' thinking than ever, but I'm also more convinced than ever that it is absolutely within the pale, and in some aspects (although not all) the historic mainstream of Westminsterian Calvinism.