I bought a house.
The past six weeks have been a whirlwind and I never said what the big change was, but now I can say that I have a home.
The house is a Craftsman California bungalow. There's a porch complete with porch swing. The garage is now home to two kayaks and a lawn mower. The house has little to no furniture inside. Settling has to wait until the house is rewired and a wall gets knocked down.
There are parrots in the trees and the sound of church bells and the Okra Man in the evenings. It's a good place.