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Sunday, October 25, 2009
We've been in Starkville for 3 months now and things are going really well. Jude's classes are getting to work and he's been doing a few freelance projects on the side, including a gig poster for a concert in Memphis and a winning poster design for the annual Cotton District Arts Festival. I've been actively pursuing an agent for my children's book Ruby Makes Do, but have had no takers yet. Joan is spitting words out all the time and is finally able to face forward in the car... it took 18 months, but she finally got there! In September and October Joan and I went over to Louisiana for two visits and a few weddings. Jude joined us in October for his 10 year class reunion - you'll have to ask him about the questionnaire he filled out for his "time capsule." I'll give you a sneak peek, though. When asked, "What will you look for in a mate?" he answered, "Niceness." Cute, huh? For Halloween, we plan to trick-or-treat with Joan down the historic district just a block away and we'll probably hit up our church for their Oktober Fest and Trunk-or-Treat that they'll have next week. On the flip side of all of this great news, the contract we had in place for our house fell through. It's still on the market as of now, but we're seriously considering a short sale alternative or renting it out for another half a year or so because the cost of rent plus mortgage is starting to catch up to us. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we make some serious decisions in the coming months. And have a great fall, too!