I'm in Dallas. My move went well. My apartment is beautiful (thank you, Ratha!) and my stuff is all moved in (thank you, Dad and Ratha!) and starting to be arranged.
I only have internet access on the balcony for now, until Tuesday when my DSL is activated. Only Robert is hooked up, since the wireless wouldn't reach to Laura (Laura doesn't have wireless anyway) and Eris is in repair, because I dropped her just before leaving. Having only one computer with internet access, in a hot place, is making me not spend very much time on the computer. This seems okay, because there are a lot of non-computer-based things to get done.
I think I'm surprised by how... efficient everything here is. Well, maybe “effective” would be more accurate. The roads are huge and it's easy to find my way around, and there rarely seem to be complications. Let's see what I've done since my dad flew out on Tuesday:
- Got car insurance
- Ate lunch (pizza—sit-down place, the guy was incredibly friendly)
- Dropped Eris off to be repaired
- Went to see Star Wars Episode III (good, if not very surprising)
- Filed a ton of papers; moved a ton of things around
- Bought a shower curtain and trash can at Home Depot
- Shopped at Whole Foods
- Helped Ratha with some computer stuff
- Went out to lunch with the recruiters who found me the job with Carlson Capital
- Signed up for the aforementioned DSL
- Supervised the delivery of my washer / dryer
- Got my car inspected
- Joined Blockbuster
Tomorrow is my first day of work. Then, this weekend, I'm visiting Ratha and her family in Austin. It's a bit early to spend that long away from my apartment (meaning, there is still a ton of setup to do), but it's a 3-day weekend, and those don't come around that often. Plus, of course, my apartment will still be here when I get back.
I think Texas and I are going to get along just fine. The people here are friendly.
Oh, if you want to send me anything:
1001 Ross Ave. #459
Dallas, TX 75202