A couple of weeks later, I am still getting used to life in Texas. It’s simultaneously everything and nothing I expected, and the adjustment has been harder than I had imagined. The good news is that the house is coming along and with it, so am I.
No thanks to U-Haul (will never be using them again!), I had a heck of a weekend. As we were driving into San Antonio on Friday afternoon, I got a call that my U-Box had arrived there. I had been told the day before that it wouldn’t be arriving till Tuesday, so Jack and I were going to get it the following weekend. In any case, this threw a wrench in our plans so we had to improvise. No wait, I need to correct that: Jack had to improvise. I cried and had a panic attack. Basically, the plan entailed us renting a bug U-Haul truck, loading it with my stuff, taking a trip to Ikea to get furniture, and then Jack driving the truck back to Del Rio while I followed in the car.
If you know anything about me, you know that I do not like driving. I can do local driving just fine, but I can’t do highways and especially that whole tricky merging part. Hence my nervous breakdown upon hearing that I’d have to drive (in a city, no less!) by myself.
Skipping ahead… Saturday morning we got up bright and early, got the truck, loaded it with my stuff, and headed to Ikea (another hour and a half or so away). We spent serious time there, and went on an epic shopping spree. It was fun/stressful, but it felt good to get it over with. Oh, and did I mention that we also went t Costco earlier that day? I had never been to one before, but now I have a card and officially feel grown up in a corny way.
We ended up taking more time in Ikea than expected, and got back to San Antonio as day turned to night. Then came the hardest part for me: the three hour drive to Del Rio. In the dark.
Since you are reading this post, you already know I survived. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. More than two lanes freaks me out, but once we got out of the city, it was smooth sailing. We encountered few other vehicles and luckily there were no suicidal deer out on the roads that night.
Now we’re hard at work setting up the house, and will probably be doing for the next few weeks. Jack’s back at work, so that leaves me with a lot of time to clean, organize, and be a merry homemaker.