Ah, sweet internet, how I love you

Our router was acting up at home, so we’ve been offline all weekend since we returned home from Thanksgiving. I finally isolated the problem as the router’s power source, and fixed the problem and reset everything this morning. So our home network is back online, thank goodness. Sort of ironic, given that I was so excited about the Super 8 Motel finally having wireless.
So here’s what you missed:
1. We had a great Thanksgiving weekend and saw the family, and on Friday visited a private museum of antique farm equipment owned by Steve Weeber on his farm outside of Iowa City. Weeber has been collecting and restoring the equipment for years. I took a ton of pictures; those are forthcoming. Much of what he’s collected was produced by Louden Machinery Company, which is where my grandfather worked in addition to farming. We later went shopping in Pella, Iowa, home of the Jaarsma Bakery, one of our childhood favorite places to visit.
2. We arrived home, and Stephanie took me on a carriage ride around downtown. While we were riding around the circle admiring the Christmas lights, she asked me to marry her. I said yes, of course. Our planned wedding date is May 31, 2008. I know that seems far away, but we want to have time to plan without stress. And given that 2005 was the Year of Surgery and 2006 was the Year of Moving, we sort of want 2007 to be the Year that Not Much Happened.
3. Then we went out to eat at Hot Tuna in the Omni Severin Hotel – highly recommended.
3a. Oops – forgot: Stephanie had some renters sign a lease for her house on Sunday. Yay!!
4. I spent all day Monday raking leaves.
So, you’re pretty much up to date on our stuff. What’s up with you?

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9 comments on “Ah, sweet internet, how I love you
  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):)

  2. Burn says:

    Hey you two lovebirds! I’ve been a constant fan of commonplacebook.com over the past coupla years. I just wanted to wish you a wonderful wedding and an even more blessed marriage. Congratulations!

  3. Michelle says:

    Congratulations to you both. B and I had a large 10th anniversary party/commitment ceremony last year and it was an amazing thing. It was so much fun to be surrounded by loved ones celebrating our life together. And also, there is the registering for presents. Much fun to be had there.

  4. MJ says:

    Congrats! 🙂
    Here’s to 2007 being the Year that Nothing Happens so 2008 can be the Year that Started it All!

  5. Kim says:

    congrats to both of you… best wishes!

  6. Laurie says:

    Congratulations!!!!! How cool!

  7. Tami says:

    Wow! That’s great you two! Being happy and in love is the greatest thing on earth. If I am invited, I will come to the wedding. **smile** Carpe diem.

  8. Tami says:

    Oh…by the way…good catch Stephanie.

  9. Stephanie says:

    Thanks — Steph is wonderful, and I’m lucky to have her in my life. (I’m also lucky she agreed to marry me!)

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