It's been a week (and a day) since I got here. Seven nights.
There have been a few down moments/days, but mostly it's been positive. I'm still calling New York "home" when conversing with coworkers. That habit will be a long time to break.
The piles of boxes are starting to shrink, albeit slowly.
The first week of work went reasonably well. I've got plenty of learning to do yet, as I try to sort out the geography and landmarks of a new area... but radios are still radios. We're far more involved here than I was at my previous center, which is a nice feeling. Coworkers have been great; pointing me towards places to go and away from things to avoid.
It's DAMN hot out here. Thank goodness for central air. Dixie and I are taking our walks either first thing in the morning or well into the evenings.
Gas service should (finally) be turned on tomorrow. I've been taking cold showers for a week and quite frankly, I'm tired of it. Seems the previous tenants weren't fond of paying their bills, and the gas company had to "investigate" to make sure I wasn't them with an assumed name.
There's plenty left on my to-do list - I need to get MO plates and license, take a CCW class, find car and renter's insurance, and eventually find a local bank... but none of those things are today's priority. Today I'm going to unpack a few more boxes and head up to the furniture store to see if they have any mattresses I like.
And last but not least... guns aren't a taboo topic here. They run a CCW class at the union hall monthly, a couple people have targets hanging in their offices, my landlord and I had a nice discussion on deer hunting... It goes on. Open carry is generally legal (although it can be locally regulated) so I don't have to worry about an accidental exposure...
And all my mags are back up to standard capacity.
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