Dear World,

Uncle JoeBo took a big step yesterday. First of all, he decided to start talking in third person (and calling himself Uncle JoeBo) and he put money down on a new apartment. He has been a bit uncommital in his life over the last few years (for good reason he thinks) and this was a big step. He just leaped. He did not think, he just did it, which is something that has become so unfamiliar that it is scary as hell to him.

(Exit third person, that was a bad idea) I know that in your mind this is not a big deal because almost every person that I have talked to has said, “what’s the big deal, it’s just moving” or “It’s only a year,” but for some reason I have MADE it a big deal in my mind… I am sure that there is a psychologist out there that would tell me something about the baggage of a former life or something like that… and maybe that IS part of. I am sure that it is. I have felt really sad about the state of my life. I think this is a BIG step out of the shit that has been consuming me.

So I am happy. I am excited. I am ready for something new… I ran with a smile on my face yesterday. I imagine my amazing old things blending with my amazing newness and it makes me want to cry tears of joy… I guess it IS more than a new apartment.

(Quick note to Jamie, Ryan, Matt, Jeff and anyone else that likes moving… Start thinking about what you want for lunch on moving day.)

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Seriously though, I have a Target across the street, Johnny’s BBQ within spitting range and I will bike to work during the summer.

Nice corner.

Finally a kitchen without a furnace in the middle of it!

NEW stove

I’ll clog that… Too gross to write on a blog?

It’s not exactly the Hilton from the outside, but there is off street parking, cleanliness and no homeless people to heckle me! … Me nieces might even be able to visit me!

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  1. jamie
    Mar 04, 2009

    Congrats Joe! Let the clogging begin!

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  2. amanda
    Mar 04, 2009

    Yay for new place! I completely understand the trepidation, going through that commitment phobia with a house purchase right now.

    But, on the other side, I know what it is like to imagind all the numerous ways to set up your furniture in the living room. That part is pretty awesome.

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  3. em
    Mar 04, 2009

    We are so excited for you and yes, your neices will be able to come visit (so your brother and I can go on a hot date!) Just kidding. Call Jeff if you need him or his truck. We will be glad to help and I can make everyone lunch and dessert.

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  4. Debbie Burns
    Mar 04, 2009

    Looks like you’ll be spitting distance from us.. I’m not sure if I’m right.. but isn’t this next to the highschool?.. That is awesome.. I’m so happy for you.. You can ride your bike to my house and fix my bike.. then ride with the kids..

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  5. katy
    Mar 04, 2009

    Yeah! Congrats Joe. Cheers to moving!

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  6. SS
    Mar 05, 2009

    Most excellent. Looks like a fine place to host an ASB Tournament! Well played sir.

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  7. Linda Hagen
    Mar 05, 2009

    Congratulations: I am so happy for you. It looks great. Are you still in MO (pronounced misery) or have you come back to KS? I guess either is ok as long as you don’t become a MO fan in b-ball…. Can’t wait to see the new place next year. Sounds like a step in the right direction. We love you, mom and dad

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  8. shannondg
    Mar 05, 2009

    congratulations buddy!! if you need extra help moving, let me know 🙂

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