I’ve been without proper internet connection for the past week, and what a withdrawal that was. Luckily, I had a good book (Ken Follet’s ‘World Without End’, which I had exchanged for at Bookman’s using my 12 store credits) to help with the detox. Now I’m back!
It had been a stressful week with all the moving and packing. Luckily, mom and dad had been around to help pack/unpack, and keep me company. If one didn’t know any better, one would not believe that dad’s approaching 70. He easily made the 8-hour trip (with 3 brief bathroom breaks) from Tucson to Irvine, driving my little Yaris that has no cruise control.
So what do I think of CA so far? It’s nicely manicured with plenty of walking trails, but I sure do miss home. CA is more congested and there are people EVERYWHERE! I know it sounds odd coming from someone who’s lived in NYC for a decade, but once you get used to the peace and quiet it’s hard to appreciate the crowds and traffic. It’s also harder to adjust to a smaller living space. We used to live in a 1000 sqft apt in NYC, but having lived in a 2300 sqft home for the last 5 years, a 1000 sqft apt (which is what we’re living in right now) now seems so
Hopefully, CA will be temporary and in 3-5 years we’ll be in a bigger place where livestock outnumber humans.