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This week, I must entirely diverge from my normal "highlights" entries to bring you some most important news in the world of Dan and Paige.  I have been MASSIVELY busy and have had NO free time for farm researching.  Why?  I'm cramming to get all my assignments and such done before having to leave for Maine again.  Originally, I had planned to write my two H&P's (history and physicals), do all my patient logging, study for my end-of-rotation exam, and take said exam around driving to Maine that weekend (straight shotting the 14 hours again...Red Bull is my friend and somehow I manage to justify the caffiene and jitters by reminding myself that there is no HFCS in it.)

However, due to a change in plans, I no longer have next weekend to catch up....because....


This is a WONDERFUL turn of events for Dan and I.  We had decided that God truly was closing doors in Ohio and that we should give Kentucky at least 6 months to provide a job, even if we moved with no hard-and-fast prospects on my end. If we could move with a job lined up, our concerns and qualms would be GREATLY relieved and we could get out of debt faster--and get our dream farm/home faster! :-D 

Obviously, I haven't been for the interview yet, and it IS only an interview at this point and God might have something else/better in mind for us, so I'm trying to make at least a semblance of an effort at containing my excitement.  But it is still encouraging to have our most solid nibble WHERE we want to live!, I have to drive to Kentucky on Friday (4.5 hours), drive to New York on Saturday (10ish hours), and drive to Maine on Sunday (10ish hours)....and be bright-eyed and busy-tailed Monday morning for seminar.  Thank goodness I got that presentation out of the way!


  1. What a busy weekend. That does not sound like fun driving 24 out of 72 hours. Let us know if you need anything while you're in our great state! If you need a place to stay you're welcome here. Aimee

  2. Haha, yeah...tell me about it. It's worth it though for a potential job opportunity. :) Thanks so much for the offer! I'll actually be staying with my sister-in-law there in Lexington, so I'm set on housing. You all aren't in Lexington right now, are you?

  3. I didn't know you had family around-- that's great! We aren't in Lexington, but H-burg is a 45 minute commute away, and Nathan works there 3 days a week (from home the other 2). Good luck with the interview and keep us posted :) Aimee


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