But by the time we got to the Texas border, I couldn't hold it back any longer. It was a very depressing thought to know that this would be my home for the next however many years while Spence earns his PhD. Thank goodness this hole in the wall town is not too far from the border...otherwise it would have been a lot more tears. It got worse when I saw the first sign for "D-town." Eleven miles away and not a sign of human life anywhere. And worse than that...there were horses. And cows. Disgusting! It's always been a goal of mine to avoid living in a place where people could own horses and cows.
It was at this point I started hyperventilating. I wish I were exaggerating for the purpose of good story telling, but I am not. It was an all out anxiety attack. I couldn't breathe I was so sick. I've spent a couple days here now and things have just gone down hill. I just can't even believe that this is my home. Every time I leave the house I hope to find more signs of 21st century civilization. Instead, I find less.
In order not to leave this post on a bad note here are a couple of positives:
1. The Food
- Jack in the Box- a favorite fast food chain of mine from my youth can once again enter my life.
- Denny's- once again, not the best food, but it's an American institution. Can you believe Columbus didn't have one? Spencer and I spoke several times about opening a franchise while we were there. It would have to do well near the university. It's open 24 hours.
- Real Mexican food- This should really top the list. You can't get good Mexican food in Ohio. This is the real stuff. Divine!
I'll write more as I get a chance. I just wanted everyone to know that life is going on here in Texas. My life that is...I've yet to see any real life in this hole of a town.