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Monday, July 26, 2010


Ok we're moved in.

Mostly, at least.  We have a few more paintings that need to be hung and boxes everywhere, but its starting to feel more comfortable.  And at least our surrounding neighborhood is familiar, though we've yet to even SEE any neighbors!

Sadly because of the heat, laziness, and millions of things to do around the apartment, we haven't ventured into downtown much.  We did go to the flagship Whole Foods (which, let me tell you, is the Mall of America of Whole Foods) and to the Farmer's Market, where meat was abundant.  We need to get out more, that's for sure.  I don't think it'll start feeling like home until we navigate around and see the sights, so to speak.  Even Gus had adjusted to the heat and still loves being outside granted he can lay on the tile and pant under the ceiling fan for an hour afterwards.

I'm going on campus today and I AM SCARED!  University of Michigan was a big school, for sure, but there are really only a few huge buildings, all of which are close together.  University of Texas on the other hand, looks like this:

All those brown squares?  Oh, those are buildings.  LIKE FIFTY BUILDINGS.  And campus spans from 27th to 16th street.  Eleven city blocks.  We're not in Kansas anymore.  Its so big whoever designed the map thought it easier to divide it into sections rather than label each individual building.  If I wander to your house sweating like a pig, holding a map, and asking where the library is, please give me some water and help me find my way back home.

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