Well, here's the little precious that I dogsat before I left for vacation:
It certainly made the holiday a little brighter to have him around (and he did a good job keeping me active on all those cold days!)
In other news, I'm just back from the US - a country that seems a little stranger every time I return. Bet you can't guess where I was?
Yep, back to my sandpile where we finally have almost all the approvals and they can break ground soon! I really ought to write a post when the house is built about the process of building a house while living overseas (and the complex issues of state residency) when it's all over and done with. It's such a complicated and specific circumstance that even the government officials I spoke to about taxes, voting, etc weren't always quite sure how I should proceed. But at least I'm moving in the right direction!
Big thanks go to my parents too for shouldering so much of the burden to get the house built. I hope they get to enjoy it as much as I do - or more!
Glad to be back to the blog! I hope there's plenty to write about in the last 7-8 months of my tour here.