Seriously, it has been a whirlwind and I wait anxiously, typing on the floor of our new third floor apartment, for the arrival of our things. it was an icnredibly long drive. One that my fmaily and even some friends were worried about me completing with just myself and my kids. It was worth it. I had a good time, although I have to say, the roads...are mind numbing after awhile.
I've noticed though the Texans have a great respect for using the left lane for passing only...serious business here. I do have to laugh though at all the signs that read: "Drive Friendly! The Texas Way!!!" I tell you, the city folk have a way of driving that could rival LA rush hour traffic. Friendly folk sometiems they are not, but I must add that is behind the wheel only...In face, they are the most pleasant people you can imagine.
The apartments we are in...perhaps not the most luxurious or the largest...but they are pleasant people and kind. Let me tell you a story. Due to some unforseen circumstances we needed to buy Molly a bed. Nothing fancy...a simple twin sized bed is what we were looking for. As we wandered around Sears, we were searching for a good deal on a dryer as well, we ran into a couple Richard and Jodi. They told us they were searching for a bed and we would get a much better deal going to another store. they gave us directions to the store as well as gave us the business card of the man they were going back to see. I was shocked. They welcomed me from the "Liberal" state and cheered the passing of Prop 8...it is a far reaching thing apparently!!!! life is different here...a good different.
So dear friends, I am home. I find myself in the center of a huge sprawling city. I honestly don't know which way to turn to find a job. It is a daunting task to see the city all around you and not know which direction to turn to. We did find the church...that makes me feel a little bit better at least