The search is on! As many of you know, Vivian and I are in the process of finding a home right now in a desperate last-minute attempt to take advantage of low home prices, low interest rates, and $8000 in free money courtesy of you and me, the taxpayers. We've found a number of nice-looking homes, but we're still riding the see-saw of "can we still afford it when we have kids" and "hey, a wet bar in the family room!" It's quite a fun ride, though, and you all will be the first to hear once we manage to snag our humble, new abode.
Our hunt for a house didn't manage to distract us too much from the Omaha Jitterbugs' annual Cowtown Jamborama. We didn't have the time or funds to attend any of the workshops over the weekend, but we did manage to attend all four of the evening dances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It was great seeing so many old friends from out of town and dancing with such a wonderful blend of people. We had some terrific live music as well, specially from the Little Harper Big Band, an amazing local swing ensemble that I hadn't even heard of before. Alas, Vivian and I didn't participate in the corn-eating contest either, but from what we heard, we could have mopped the floor with the guys who won. Maybe next year. (Seriously, ten ears in eight minutes is hardly even a SNACK!)