But I have some random notes from the trip. Some might make sense.
- Thor and Chewy haven't been on a trip that long, ever. Thor is excessively whiny, in case you didn't know. (Not you, Chris Hemsworth, I swear!) Therefore I drove about 1400 miles through a monstrous rainstorm AND dusty heat with the goddamned window open a crack. Because if I didn't, anxiety-pants-Shepherd cried.
- Dear City of Burnsville: I actually can't run for city office. Please stop emailing me.
- Oklahoma is beautiful. Seriously. I'd live there except for one key thing: ALL FUCKING RADIO IS COUNTRY. And not just current country or 90's country, which I rather enjoy. Oh no: 60's country. And bible radio. I was rather glad the window was open...so I couldn't hear the radio.
- The Super8 motel just south of Kansas City was...well, we didn't pick up bedbugs so I guess it was ok.
- I rear ended myself in Dallas.*
- Armadillos really are speed bumps. Huh.
- Dear Texas drivers: what. the. fuck. WHAT THE FUCK??
- New job is super extra strict. **
- Back Yard!! No scorpions, snakes or giant dog-eating spiders.
- Husband has been attempting to alienate all our friends and family in Minnesota by pointing out often that it's 80-90 degrees here. It snowed a couple times at home since we left. In the end of April.
- Yes. MN is still home in my mind. I keep saying it and catching myself.
- Popeye's doesn't have fucking mac & cheese here!! What the HELL??
- Day 7. Still no stuff, but the appliances showed up so at least we can wash clothes.
- Holy shit we have a lot of stuff...especially when it's all missing.
- By virtue of changing our address on every goddamn bill...it's really time to get our finances in shape. Seriously. I do NOT want to change this many addresses ever again.
- All will be well: we have cable and interwebz.
On my air mattress.
* It's true: Husband drove my mustang, I drove the SUV. In order to keep up with the mustang with all the crazy-ass drivers who cut you off with NO space between the cars, I had to tailgate him. He stopped at a red light...I stopped too. Too late. Luckily, we were going nearly 0 mph and neither car is damaged at all. It was a horrible foreboding moment of the terrors of driving freeways in Dallas, though: I think I nearly died four times.
**No cell phones. No casual Friday. Long hours. No second jobs. No dating coworkers (well, that doesn't really apply to me, but you know). The first day was pretty culture-shocking after the past few years at more casual companies, but by Friday it has become mostly ok. Met some really cool people, made some friends.
It'll be fine.