Saturday, August 05, 2006

Knock Knock

It sounds like a bad joke -- how do you get a history professor, a pregnant woman, and a cat who hates cars halfway across the country?

But there's no punch line. We did it. And all in all, it wasn't too bad.

We are in Colorado now. My husband, parents, and cat arrived a week ago Thursday. They drove a 22ft Penske towing one car and our other 4-door Honda out here in about 2 1/2 days. Me? It took me about 3 1/2 hours. I flew out on Friday because pregnant women aren't supposed to sit in the car for more than a few hours at a time. Really dodged a bullet eh?

First impressions? Our home is what would be called "charming" or "cozy" in a newspaper ad. I mean that it is smaller than anyplace we've lived, but very cute. The outside could use some work, but as renters, we're reluctant to do things that cost much money. We do have a basement though! People that grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast don't get to experience these, so this is a first. I love it! The basement is as large as the rest of the place and I have quickly learned that having a basement means you get to keep lots of crap but not worry about where it will go or if you want it on display. Very nice.

My other impression is that it is a little warmer than I would like. The days we were actually moving in there were record or near-record highs. Of course us Texas girls are used to just cranking up the AC. No central AC here though. Just a window unit that makes lots of noise. But still, we've discovered it works pretty well when you get desperate.

That's the basic summary. Next up: an evaluation of the Colorado DMV and the local Barnes and Noble.