Hello & Goodbye

As a native Iowan, I am no stranger to friendly interactions with strangers. I grew up smiling at passersby on the sidewalk, chatting with cashiers at the store, and waving at everyone I saw while driving. (I picked up this last one from my dad, who grew up in rural Iowa. Apparently everyone else thinks … Continue reading Hello & Goodbye

Plumbing Nightmares

We moved into our apartment on February 1, and for the past month we have been dealing with all the normal moving experiences: getting new furniture, organizing our stuff, meeting the neighbors, etc. We have also been dealing with some unexpected issues: having to empty the last tenants’ abandoned boxes and other junk out of … Continue reading Plumbing Nightmares