Friday, February 03, 2006

Settling In

Well, here we are at the beginning of February.

Over the Christmas break, Lori’s dad unexpectedly passed away and we’ve been dealing with that for the past month or so. So, over the course of five months, Lori and I lost my dad and then her dad. It’s a lot to work through, especially with the cross-state move and looking for work.

More on Lori’s dad in another post.

So in early January we moved out of Lori’s parent’s house and into our own place close to downtown Long Beach. That was an important issue for us when we started looking because in January, The Designory, an upscale ad and multimedia agency on Ocean Blvd. in downtown Long Beach brought me on fulltime in their interactive department. So now, even though we’re in Southern California, I have only a seven-minute commute to and from work.

So we’re settling in. The house is taking shape and starting to seem like a home. And we’re starting to do things again with friends.

And hopefully, I’ll start writing again soon. I’ve been on hiatus for too long (since August).