And so we start our new life in San Antonio:
- It is HOT in San Antonio.
- We got here Saturday afternoon and have been moving our stuff into hubby's apartment. It should be very interesting to have the four of us living together in a two-bedroom apartment for a while -- particularly with the girls sharing a room. Our eldest has already informed us that she expects to punch one of us in the face before it's all over. Something to look forward to.
- I am much more comfortable trying to navigate the traffic here in my own vehicle than I was driving my husband's on our previous visits.
- I went to the grocery store yesterday to buy food for us for the week. Two observations: one, I know it's always a bit disconcerting to shop in a new grocery store, but this HEB was huge and quite intimidating. They even sell clothes there. You know how Walmarts started adding groceries? This was like a grocery store adding a Walmart. I couldn't believe how long it took me to get the shopping done.
And two, it's amazing how much food you need to cover the basics for a family of four for a week. You don't realize how much stuff you just assume is in stock in your well-stocked kitchen until it isn't in stock anymore. Starting from scratch is costly.
- And it is really hot here in San Antonio.
- However, the mornings and evenings are rather pleasant. I brought a couple folding chairs and hubby and I sat out on the balcony last night for a while. Noisy traffic in front of our faces, but at least there is one big tree there blocking some of the view. It reminded me for a bit of our first year of marriage when we lived in St. Louis, both of us finishing school -- young, poor, newlywed students.
- The youngest is going to Novice Speech Camp this week (and Novice Debate Camp next week). She was supposed to go to a drama camp this week, but it was cancelled -- and she was very disappointed. She's not so sure about this Speech camp because she doesn't like making speeches. But I think she will like the interpretive speeches -- that's basically acting. We'll see if she likes it (and debate) enough to join the team in the fall. I kind of hope she does just because I always wished I had taken speech and debate. Valuable skills to be learned there.
- The eldest is still in mourning, but at least in quiet mourning. We've got to get back to our online driver's ed class so she can start taking the in-car lessons soon now that we're here. I wish she wanted to drive as much as we want her to drive. Now the youngest . . . she's itching to get in a car, but she will have to wait an extra year for her permit here in Texas. And don't you know she's not happy about that.
- And folks, it is darn HOT in San Antonio!! But then, it looks like it's pretty hot all over the Midwest these days. Thankful for a pool in the apartment complex.
House-hunting this afternoon . . . gotta find a house . . .