Hey, we're in Austin, Texas. We live here now.
After a long drive across the wide spaces of West Texas, we stayed in Junction last night, at a nasty little Days Inn with bugs in the beds and grasshoppers in the cement pond. This afternoon was a leisurely stroll through the hill country west of Austin, culminating with lunch at the Salt Lick before getting into town proper. We showed up at the apartment that I scored on my trip down here and... Bernie totally hated it. Like, in tears with disappointment hated it. After a little time to recompose and regroup and renegotiate, we finally sat down and signed a six month lease (instead of the year we had planned on), with the intention to look around and get something more suitable in the coming months. It's still livable, and the location is pretty darn sweet, but it looks like it's just a temporary landing pad.
So, after getting the few things we brought in the car unpacked and getting settled a little bit, we drove around the city, and I showed Bernie what I knew of it. After a few hours of taking in the sights, and stopping at Amy's for some ice cream, we headed back to catch Dave and Mel at Magnolia's next door for some dinner. Now I'm all full and caught up and dog tired.
Tonight, we sleep on the floor - tomorrow, we buy a bed.(October 17, 2002 11:33 PM)