10 July, 2008

Sweet Home, Alabama

July 10 is historically a day for new beginnings in my life. On this day 23 years ago I started basic training at Ft. Sill, OK. It was about this hot, but I have more hair now.
I have arrived in Alabama and taken possession of my new abode. I have gotten the internet and cable hooked up (twice as many channels plus HD for 8 dollars less; competition is a good thing) and put my bed and stereo together.
Brenna is asleep in the corner; she is happy to have a stable floor under her and not be confined to her carrier for ten hours a day. She was very, very good, overall. She likes her new home. it is huge and with many places to explore.
Most of my plants made it unscathed, thought he ficus got burned pretty badly. The jasmine is still blooming, and it gives a nice housewarming to the apartment.
My brother is a saint. I couldn’t have done it without him. It was such a pleasure spending some time with him, also. We had some of the best barbecue in the world last night after he asked the guy at the truck rental place where they liked to eat. Heavenly hush puppies. He is on his way back to Kansas as I write this.
I had a great time in KC over the holiday, as well, but didn’t have time to write about it online with the move. I made notes in my offline journal, and maybe I’ll get around to writing a bit about it here. I have some pictures.
I am being lazy today; the last week has been very long.
I am excited to start a new chapter.

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