There are . . . 4 big things happening in our lives right now, as I alluded to earlier. I can't go into detail on some of them, but at least a couple are getting answers. A lot of my readers already know what I'm talking about, so you will please forgive lack of details. You never know who is reading on the internet.
Thing 1:: Pertaining to Ben
We finally got an answer. We have been waiting over a month for something to pan out. Today we learned that it would not happen. At least not in the near future. At this point, we are just happy to have a definite answer. They say that in a few/many months things will change and things will move forward again. But for now it's a no.
Thing 2:: Pertaining to Rachel in the same manner
We have a plan and although it's not exactly what I had in mind, I'm excited about it. I should be able to talk more by the weekend.
Thing 3:: More Space
No reason to keep this a secret really, even in light of the above things. We are passively looking for a new house. We have outgrown our little townhouse and are dreaming of a real house, with a real yard. We chatted with a loan officer and I have spent a lot of time looking on Zillow with a lot of cute, promising houses. Probably after Thing 2 is resolved I will starting visiting houses with a real estate agent.
Thing 4:: Other Reason for More Space
Let's end on on a happy note.
Yes, we are having another baby! I am 12 weeks along, next week marks the beginning of the second trimester. No, we won't know the gender until mid-April. Yes, I would like a girl. But brothers could be fun too. So far the pregnancy has been easier than the first one. No one at work knows yet (unless they are reading this now). I haven't been too sick, at least compared to last time. Everything baby-wise is looking healthy and normal. I'm due in the first half of September.