Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'm here. I made it. I drove all the way to Arkansas, and I've started my new life! There's a ton to say and nothing interesting to say all at the same time.
The drive was as boring and painful as you can imagine. Stuck in a car for 1,000 miles with a dog and a cat, and one or both of them peed on the blanket in the back, is always fun. I may never get the stench out of my car!
I like my new apartment. I chose not to have any expectations, except for one, going into this whole new world experience. The only expectation that I had was that I knew what side of town I wanted to live on. Somehow the internet guru that I am made a big mistake. I thought I knew which side of town I was on, what was around me, what church to attend, where the restaurants were within walking distance, etc. But no. Somehow I never noticed that every time I put in my address that it was showing me the city center, not the actual address. I have no idea how I missed that. So much to my surprise, I live nowhere near the area I expected to be in. Now don't get me wrong, this is a small town. I'm only 7 minutes away. It just isn't what I was expecting at all. The irony being that this was my one and only expectation.
I'm glad that otherwise I have/had no expectations. As a result, so far everything has been a pleasant surprise. My apartment is great. The management staff has been very helpful so far. I really can't complain! And with a little luck my furniture will all arrive tomorrow. I'm looking forward to having something to sit on other than my air mattress!
I'm exhausted and then some. I am looking forward to going to bed (on the air mattress) early tonight and getting some strength back. Last night I was so tired that I didn't get around to hanging up the shower curtain. So this morning before 9 am church I had to hang it up, and as usual I managed to oversleep. I was so tired I could barely move this morning. Normally at that level of energy I would have blown off church and stayed in bed. Half way through my shower I noticed something was wrong, but I couldn't figure out what. When I got out of the shower I looked in the mirror I figured it out. I had hung the shower curtain up inside out. (One side is a turquoise beach scene, the other plain white.) I was so tired I hadn't even noticed.
I have a ton to do between now and Wednesday- when I start work. Hopefully I will have more reliable internet access soon.


  1. So happy you made it safely... and that I got to meet you on the first leg of your trip!
    Can't wait to hear about your upcoming adventures.

  2. This is Joe Gonda, your cousin, commenting through our family blog. I have been trying to keep an ear out for where you exactly moved to all I heard was Fayetteville, AR. I didn't know if you chose a neighboring city or just Fayetteville. I don't know if you knew that I lived there about two years ago. I worked in Fayetteville but we got an apartment in Springdale. There are some neat things that I miss but it was a difficult move for us just because of the job.


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