On monday, my girl and I found out we didnt get the house we were looking for, which was a bummer. After scouring the local papers and making what felt like thousands of calls and looking at numerous houses and apartments, we finally found the one! 2 bedroom one and a half baths, garage attached, with a pretty good sized yard. It was just at out maximum budget, and after a little bickering with the owner, we got em to drop the price by $75 a month. We just got done painting our rooms and our little boys, which materials and labor will be taken off our rent, and the owner called today and asked me if I'd be interested in painting the house for 2 months free rent. Sure! As I type, the girl is out running errands, leaving me to some rare time alone with my child. I've just fed and rocked him to sleep and poured myself 3 beers into one of the biggest beer mugs you've ever seen brought to me straight from Munich by my brother for my birthday. A house for my family, work to keep me busy for free rent, a sleeping child, and a huge mug of beer. What else is there?