Joe was our first friend in Logan. Actually, we were fortunate to have become friends with Joe long before this crazy grad school adventure was even dreamt up, back in Oregon through our good friends Tom and Kathryn. I have to say that knowing Joe has made the transition moving here a lot easier, he has been a real godsend and big help to our little family.
When Robin came down to Utah for the first time back in February to check out the facilities and meet the faculty, Joe (a Ceramics faculty member here at USU) put Robin up and showed him what a fantastic program this really is. Then when we brought the family down in July to house hunt, Joe set us up with a place to stay, lent us his phone, cruised the neighborhoods with us looking for FOR RENT signs. He was endlessly generous with his time and hospitality.
And since becoming residents of Logan, Joe has continued to be there for us, helping us move furniture, get oriented and learn the ropes of what it takes to be a Utahn. The kids have both taken to Joe and light up when they see him so I think it's fair to say that he's officially Uncle Joe to our family. Isla is quick to point out that every red truck we drive by must be Joe's.
Tonight Joe brought over Enchiladas for supper. They were fabulous, a soon to be favorite in our mix of recipes I guarantee it. Isla was excited to have Joe as a dinner guest to entertain and show off her toys, and I was excited to not have to think about making supper! Thanks Joe, you are the best.