Out of My Comfort Zone (and Into the Basement)

Earlier this month I spent a whole week at the Ohio house. Most of it alone. I almost cancelled the trip multiple times because I was afraid of being there at night alone, and worried I couldn't really get anything done by myself, or that I would break something big and expensive. Fear of going into the basement at night prompted me to ask my father in law to leave the water heater lit when he was leaving Sunday so I wouldn't have to light it late Tuesday when I arrived.

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Miss Ohio

Why Ohio? Is a question I've fielded often lately. I suppose if you aren't well acquainted with us you wouldn't know Jared grew up there. Even if you had that information the question could still slip because there seems to be some sort of stigma attached to returning to where you grew up. I've never been one to put a lot of stock in what others think about my choices though. There are many people that don't exactly have fond memories of where or how they grew up so the thought of returning to the town or even state of their youth is horrid to them.

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