|The truck as it was originally packed for our trip here. we had to re-do the tarp at the Sunland park exit since it kept coming off.|
|This is the truck after the redo. It still billowed, but not as bad. We made it all the way to Ft. Stockton, although the tarp was in tatters. We had to buy a new one the next day.|
I'm not sure what the digdog thinks about all this, although she is much less skittish than she was when we first started packing and then unpacking...she isn't sticking to my side like a limpet anymore, but she still prefers to stay pretty close. I think that she is worried that I'm going to go away again like I did when I went to Spain. At the same time, she is really liking the new yard, and she and my niece's dog have been having fun running around in it. My favorite part about our yard is that there are 2 trees close enough that I will be able to hang a hammock from them come next spring. I suspect that it will become one of my favorite places to read, assuming that the mosquitoes aren't terrible. I may need to take out stock in Citronella candles...
|The local running store. I haven't gone there yet when they are open, but I'm hoping that I can find a running group through them.|
|My office. I even bought curtains!|
|My plant. The mini-posters behind it are from Zen Pencils, and are all quotes by Emerson.|
|My wall. These are dance cards from the late 20's from various high school and college dances, a hat from the 30's-40's, and a fan from the same era.|
|My bed. Fat Cat likes having a clean room, too!|
I still have a blank wall in my room, but I'm not sure what to put on that particular wall yet. I'm hoping that I can find a nice print of art at some point in the near future. Some of my wall hangings were put in my office, and there were a couple that I had to get rid of because they got damaged in the move. It is kind of nice, though, as it means I can add to my repertoire of pictures. I may see if I can find a nice Picasso print, since he is probably one of my favorite artists.
But the thing is that this city and our apartment is becoming home. I miss my family, but this was a good move for me, and I look forward to putting down roots. Next thing you know it, I'm going to start sounding like a Texan with a drawl and everything!