There was a moment yesterday afternoon when I said, "What a cozy little house we have." Yesterday was the second anniversary of our closing, or the signing of the paperwork part; today is the anniversary of the day when the money actually all got where it needed to go, and we actually closed.
I had a cake cooling on the coffee table because there wasn't room in the small kitchen, which had grilled veggies resting on every surface. My spouse and I had been working side by side on our computers. I thought about how in my younger years, I envisioned this kind of partnership.
Of course, those younger yearnings assumed we would be working on a writing project together. I couldn't have envisioned that we'd be working on our online classes side by side. I couldn't have envisioned the day we'd be able to afford two computers.
The technology comes with a price. Later in the day came the gnashing of teeth when the course shell wasn't working for my spouse. And this morning, I made an inventory of all that I need to do, much of it online.
But despite my ever-growing list of what needs to be done, I will take breaks: to make cake, to take a dip in the pool, to eat some watermelon. It's hard to believe that we're halfway through July. Summer is zipping by . . .
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