Some interesting things about December:
Miles we put on the van: 4,375
Days in the car: 10
Dollars spent on fast food: $654.14
Cheapest gas: $1.35
Dollars spent on gas: $1253.73
number of hotels: 4
number of relatives who were kind enough to let us explode all over their houses: 5
We saw a police standoff in someone's backyard at one point on our journey. My mom could hardly contain herself, wanting to know what was going on!
The second you cross the Texas border people start saying y'all. Both times, as soon as we crossed the border we stopped for dinner, and both times our waitresses were using y'all like it was going out of style. One of them even put it this way "Hope y'all have y'alls a real nice weekend!" Wow twice in one sentence, amazing!
I have also noticed that people really want it to be cold here in Houston, even though it isn't. I see girls wearing their heavy coats and Ug boots around, keep in mind, it is 75 degrees out! At night, when it gets into the 50's people really think it is cold! I know, the humidity makes it feel colder...I have heard it all. Some people are so desperate for cold that we saw them sledding, on cardboard boxes, down the side of a big dirt pile!
We were greeted outside our front door by a 3" cockroach the first day we came to our house! I had to ask one of the guys helping us if it was really a cockroach. They don't have those where I come from.
Glad it is over, glad to be getting settled and now that I have posted about all of this, I think I can put it behind me!