After three days at the new parish, I’m back in KC. Fifteen or so more days of two parishes sharing me, then we close on the new house, move to Ames, and start up full-time. The current homestead has two prospective renters coming to visit tomorrow. Perhaps one of them will find the house to their liking.
Monday night after work, I drove over the the new homestead to take a few pictures for my wife. It’s a nice little ranch with a finished, full, and dry basement. Here’s the view from the man in the street:
The white clover is in bloom, you see. When I pulled up a big brown rabbit was enjoying an evening snack. First house I’ve owned with a fireplace, as you can see in this image from the driveway. Anita is happy with that.
And the backyard has a cute little deck with some nice plants.
I had a full backyard shot, but it came out kind of blurry, so I deleted it. Lots of open room, and not too much to mow.
Tasks at the parish kept me busy: a music leaders’ meeting, a staff meeting, various one-on-ones with other staff members. The first days on a new job are among the best. I hadn’t enjoyed that feeling in a while. Also, it will take some getting used to a parish with a daily Mass at noon.