Thursday, June 13, 2013

Midwest Nest

Another week is coming to an end.  It marks the end of my third week in Nebraska.  So far so good.

I pick up the keys to my apartment here tomorrow.  They're coming to install my internet service later in the day, and DirecTV is coming early on Saturday.  I've bought some furniture on Craigslist that I expect to pick up over the weekend.  Little by little - I'm nesting to make a bit of a home here.

I'll say this - that I've felt more at home here than I ever did in Raleigh.  Not that there was anything wrong with's just that whatever magical ingredient of feeling comfortable somewhere has prompted me to do things here in a relatively short period of time that I never really considered doing there.

Of course, none of this replaces Charleston in the whole equation.  I've already made arrangements to go back for my next visit.  But there's a bit of time between now and then, and I'm going to make the best of it.

Work is good.  Overall mental health is good.  Content factor is fairly high.  That could change on a daily basis, though, so we'll see what tomorrow brings.  I really don't have too many distractions here so the combination of work, fitness center, and visiting with the friends who have been so hospitable to me since I arrived fills up the days.  I realize that there's more to life than just those things, but it's nice to have the number of things going on at any point in time reduced to a number less than 10.

While I get ready in the morning I watch the streaming morning news from Charleston online.  The heat index there was near 110 today.  The high here was in the low 80's - very comfortable.  We had dinner at a delightful little Greek restaurant.  I took a little ride on my way home to see an area I hadn't been to before - explored a bit.  All in all, a good day.

1 comment:

paintsnfun said...

I lived in that area for several years. I'm not a cold weather person, but otherwise I quite enjoyed it.