Monday, August 27, 2007
Living in the Country
Well, here I am -- moved and ready to "start" my new job tomorrow. I am only going to work 60%, leaving me 2 more days a week to write. So far I've been so busy moving and settling in that I haven't had much time to spend on my writing, but I'm getting there. Meanwhile, I know now what it really means to move to the country--small town USA. Everyone here drives a pick up and usually there are dog crates in the back. The closest thing to culture is mud bogging. It is a committment to go to Wal-Mart and the nearest Barnes & Noble is an hour away. What was I thinking? And I am sure that by the end of the month I will know all the particulars of hog hunting which might be an interesting tidbit I could add to a book one day. So at least I guess I was right, I'll have more time to write--certainly won't be in a whirlwind of social life. Oh, and I shouldn't forget to tell you this. When I use my debit card at the nearest grocery store, I don't get asked to put in my pin number. I get asked for my secret code. But the scenery is wonderful, the wildlife abundant, and there is plenty of peace and quiet to go around. It takes 10 minutes to put the boat in the Gulf of Mexico, so I really don't have anything to complain about. I just have to acclimate.
Posted by Lynn Sholes at 9:32 AM