So How’s El Paso?

I get asked that question a lot lately and the answer is…

Nicer than I thought in some ways and a total pain in the ass in others. Despite claims by some that the housing here is “adequate”, it’s nice. We’ve got 4 bedrooms, fenced in yard, bigger kitchen than we had before and pretty nice next door neighbors. I’m not complaining about the weather. Sure, it’s hot, but it isn’t humid and the pools are free so there’s really nothing to complain about! Unless you want to hear about my sunburn. Even that’s not all that bad and it’s mostly my fault. We do need to get out and explore more but money’s been a little tight so we haven’t been able too. University teaching gigs are great but gigs like mine don’t pay in the summer and, well, I moved right? So I don’t have a gig anymore and that’s most definitely unpaid. It just kind of sucks a little toward the end of every month is all. It’ll get better. If I have to deliver pizza, it will get better. I also need to compel myself to get out of the house even when I don’t really feel like it. I don’t like to shop so I put that off until it’s a horrifyingly expensive trip and I just don’t get the idea of paying $4.00 a gallon for gas to just drive around. I am, however, looking forward to exploring the city. Really I am. Soon!

Otherwise, things are going well. We’ve got some friends we see quite a bit. Coincidentally they were at Fort McCoy while we were and their kids and the Khan were in daycare there but we didn’t really know them there. I’d given Mrs. EOD my phone number once in daycare because another friend (mutual) had told her about us and that we were headed here. We managed to connect down here and it’s been fun. We get together on Fridays (or have both of the Fridays so far) to make pizzas and B. S. and we take the kids to the pool and all that. It’s social activity that never happened at Fort McCoy. I missed it! And I’m cyberstalking Becca on Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook and her blog which feels a little creepy but I think we’ll manage to meet up this week and it’ll be less weird. I think.

I’m mostly unpacked, not even close to organized and doing a very little bit of knitting. This is what I’m working on. I plan to make several in various colors because my swiffer’s getting quite a workout on these linoleum floors with the dog hair and the dust.

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~ by sharplisa on August 2, 2008.

2 Responses to “So How’s El Paso?”

  1. Hahaha!!! Don’t worry, I rode my bike past your house 3 times the other night, thinking if I saw you outside I’d say hi. Now that my kids are all better, we’ll link up! Maybe we can all go to the pool.

  2. Glad to hear that things are settling into place Lisa. Sunburns sound nice right about now. Somehow I’m still as pasty as I was in Fevruary.

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