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Stella, the newest member of our family

Puppy. Puppy is the newest member of our family. Her name is Stella and she’s the best. We adopted her from a local rescue called Paddy’s Paws. She was born in Texas to a breeder’s boxer who got out and had a one-night stand with the neighbor’s lab. The day before we got her, she and a van load of other dogs drove up from Texas. She alternates between being a handful and being the best puppy. I like her all the time. Before you Continue reading →

Gas Prices Are Low and I have the Travel Bug

So there’s a curious thing going on lately with gas prices and I’m not going to complain. My guesses is that it has to do with me getting my “old person” ID back in November. The state of Wisconsin issues driver’s licenses in the vertical format if you’re under 21 years old. Assuming you don’t lose your license or have to get a new license for some reason, the license needs to be renewed when you turn 27 (or after some time frame) and then Continue reading →

Whitewater, WI and the Peace Corps

So get this, Peace Corps announced their “Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas for 2013”¬†today, and it’s surprising, but my tiny hometown barely made one of the lists. At first, I got really excited thinking it was me who made the list, but it’s for 2013 and it’s been over a year since I got back. It makes me wonder if I know the person serving. Probably. I did the math, the 2010 census states the population of Whitewater as 14,390. The numbers are based Continue reading →

Two Years In

As of today, September 17, 2012, it has been exactly two years since I left Wisconsin for the Peace Corps. Granted, I didn’t actually arrive in Ukraine until September 22, 2010 due to problems with visas at the embassy. Also, it’s been a year since I last visited home. Time has flown.