The Hubby and I owned a house from 2003-2005 in Rochester, Minnesota. Two apartments and one or three major life decisions later and we’ve found ourselves diving back into home ownership. It’s been a hectic couple of months. We’ve been dealing with all of the headaches and suspense that comes with house-hunting and buying: realtors, inspectors, appraisers, mortgage lenders. At times it seemed that the two of us really had very little to do with the process.
But it’s done. We’re in. Mostly.
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I’m one of those silly Minnesotans who actually enjoys the Mall of America. I like the big indoor amusement park, I like the over-priced special exhibitions (the Star Trek exhibit was cool!). I like the indoor walking and people watching and window shopping and the Sea Life aquarium and the Mirror Maze and the giant Lego store. I like the visiting the shops that you don’t see anywhere else in this area, like the Peeps store and Paciugo Gelato.
But I did not like (ah, understatement) how the Mall of America responded to the nonviolent act of civil disobedience that took place in their rotunda on December 20th of this past year.
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