It's been a solid two months since my last post. I guess it's time to get back on the train!
We've moved to Windom! Long story short, but we had rented the house on Little Spirit Lake for only six months and as we approached the end of the lease various factors made it apparent that it was time to move to town. We loaded up the truck last Thursday and Calhoun and I managed to move the whole house in one day. The one piece of sadness is that our couch doesn't fit in the house! It's temporarily housed in the garage, possibly to be lent to my brother (eek!) for the short-run.
I love it. I am so excited to be in town, a mere two and a half block walk to work and surrounded by the happenings here in Windom-town. And, Calhoun is getting more and more excited about being here as the days go by, constantly discovering the town I've been working in for six months! For example, the courthouse bells are used quite regularly throughout the week, and on the weekend - including 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, tolling out patriotic songs to ensure that there is no sleeping in.
The only downside of being here in Windom is that, with each progressive move, Sogn gets less and less freedom which I feel bad about. When we were in Minneapolis we had a fenced backyard and he was left to his own devices to dig holes and cause whatever other havoc he could imagine. On Little Spirit Lake he had a little less freedome since there was no fence, but there was a trail close to the house we would walk on and he could be let out on the deck and kept there. But here, Sogn has lost even the freedom of an enclosed deck and has been relegated to sitting on the porch on the sideyard, watching the world go by. We absolutely can't leave him out there by himself because we're sure his sniffer would get the best of him and lead him astray, and Calhoun is fundamentally against him being staked out in the yard so we're going to have to be creative about how dog-in-small-town works, but I'm sure we'll figure it out and he will get much better at walking on a leash.