in the meantime, the people we know are definitely helping us make this place a home. taher threw me a surprise bday party last night, and put a lot of work into making everything go perfectly. and having our friends and family sitting on every surface and in every corner, having familiar faces fill all the spaces of this house at one time, was a wonderful feeling.
i know why they call them housewarming parties now. certainly, the house took on a new level of home to me, having people fill it like that. the very day we moved in, we had friends over, and even that night i felt like this could be home much more quickly if people kept filling it like this. last night was an extension of that feeling.
thanks, everyone, for coming over. thanks, taher, for pretty much everything :) and hey, everyone, drop in anytime!