Monday, February 1, 2016
Settling in, slowly
Miss D. and I took things easy today, to give our aching bodies a chance to recover from the exertions of the past week and our journey from Tennessee to our new home in northern Texas.
We began by heading over to our house to await the arrival of the technicians who were to install our internet service. We've ordered a fiber-optic cable, which should give us much faster speeds than the typical cable-TV-based service we've experienced up till now. The techs were delayed, but arrived eventually, and wired up our new gigabit router very efficiently. While we waited for them, we unpacked several boxes of kitchen gear, and I assembled a couple of bookcases. More work will have to wait until tomorrow, after we've had a chance to relax a bit more.
From there it was off to Wichita Falls, where we investigated window blinds and curtains, and vertical blinds to hang in front of our new French doors leading onto the garden. There's a lot to choose from, so this was very much a preliminary sort of inquiry. We came away with some brochures and much food for thought. We'll probably take a couple of weeks to go through our options and make a decision on what to buy. We'll do the same for bits and pieces of furniture we may need, a new dinnerware set to entertain guests (of whom we expect far more, and far more often, here than we had in Tennessee), new computer stands for our respective offices, and so on. We won't be buying everything at once, of course. This'll happen over a period of several months.
Tonight was 'Meatloaf Monday' at a local diner, so we joined Old NFO, Lawdog and Phlegmmy at what's become a weekly ritual for them. Judging from the number of residents of our small town who trooped in and out, it's a fixture on the local calendar. We look forward to making it a regular entry in our diary as well. We're back at Old NFO's place now, digesting happily and planning an early-ish night before getting down to work in the morning.