Dutch and I took a huge step yesterday when we signed an apartment lease together. The place is the size of a cracker box, but it has parking (come and visit) and a real kitchen ( a lot of the apartments in our ha ha budget range had kitchenettes for people who never cook). It took a whole seven days of focused effort and a lot of prayer to land the place. Now we are starting to feel more "married." Commuting to our two separate places feels more like I am hanging out with a casual boyfriend. Soon we will say good-bye to our housemates (there is a combined total of six happy adieus). As soon as we are settled, I am inviting everyone for another housewarming.