HOBO HOMEFRONT: Our family's staying together, supporting Laurel Hill businesses

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM.

Life's only constant is change, for better or worse, so we can only hope it's mostly for the best. Thankfully, that was the case two weeks ago for my family, and with the chance meeting of new friends.

My wonderful husband, Adam, and I celebrated another wedding anniversary. I’m so happy he made it through another year of putting up with me!

We also celebrated our oldest child’s 20th birthday. Blaise has grown into a wonderful young man; we're so proud of him. He has the same "old soul" gene as me. While his peers are busy partying and doing Lord knows what, he has graduated college and begun a career he thoroughly enjoys.

Really, what more could you ask for?

Well, during our celebration, he announced he is ready to look for a place of his own — near his loving parents, of course — and that he and his long-time girlfriend, Tiffany, have started discussing marriage. That they decided to live near us, in beautiful Laurel Hill, with no persuasion from me, made me that much more elated.

Even more change was in the air. While showing Tiffany around our town, I stopped at the old Hobo Video to investigate signs of a new business. There, I had the pleasure of meeting Mark and Kelly Bartsch, who opened Computer Plus just more than a month ago. They offer fair and very reasonably priced PC repair and recycling.

Now, I know nothing of computer science. I have to drive to Crestview if I have a tech issue.

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