Hey Awesome City,
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog. Sorry about that. My life is going really really really well. I’m happier and healthier than I’ve been in years, I’m almost finished with my degree requirements, and I’ve been dating a really wonderful woman named Laurel Bastian. Life is going about as well as it possibly could be going for me. I’m writing to invite any and all of you to come visit us in Madison anytime you want.
So here’s my pitch: Spring in Madison is just beginning. The snow is gone and the sun is out and temperatures are beginning to enter the 40s or 50s and rising. It’s just a couple hours away from Chicago (where the Gardner’s live) and my girlfriend Laurel is housesitting in a big beautiful house with at least 3 empty bedrooms that you are all welcome to stay in whenever you want (until the end of June) plus I’ve got another housesitting job lined up for July and the first week of August, so it’d be a great time to come and visit us in Madison (you can almost always get round trip flights from the Western US to MSN for less than $400, hint hint). Laurel and I are also hoping to get a big two-bedroom town house apartment in a neighborhood called University Houses (right next to where I’m living) starting in August that will have plenty of room for visitors, so … COME VISIT US WHENEVER YOU WANT!
As a last ditch appeal to get you to come visit, Laurel’s given me permission to share a photo of our current digs:

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