Over six months have come, and subsequently vanished, after moving to the Lone Star State. It has felt just like a flash of time, a quick check and re-check of days passing by. It's hard for me to believe that I've already been here that long, but time is always fleeting so they say.
I've moved from renting a shared small one-bedroom house on the south side of the city to renting a room from a family on the north side. San Antonio is hard to describe in terms of location and city and county, etc. Let's just say that it's 400 sq. miles and I've moved from almost the furthest point south to almost the furthest point north.
This has helped for a number of reasons. To begin with, I'm quite sure I'll be saving money. Food is included in rent, and unless I'm super unwise with the way I spend my money on weekends and evenings I should be saving quite a bundle. I'm also 11 miles closer. Not only does that save me on time, as you found out from my last post, but it saves on gas as well. I'm driving 18 miles a day instead of 40, so I'll be saving a good 100-120 miles a week in gas. That adds up folks. I'm also much closer in proximity to the majority of the people I've found myself spending time with these past six months, so that's a big plus as well.
So far (one night) I'm really enjoying my time in this house. The family I'm living with is amiable, it's a mom and dad with their 19 year-old son. I've got my own bedroom, which is in need of a desk and a couple bookshelves but one thing at a time here folks. I'm looking forward to seeing how things work out here, I've got a good feeling about it so I'm sure there will be many stories to come.
So that's about all for now, as early (9:40) as it is right now I think I'm going to dig my nose into a good book and hopefully fall asleep before too long. So in case I don't see you; good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight.