Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm all set!

I've been grumbling a bit recently at Fatale Abstraction about how I need to get out of Dallas.

Saturday I found a house and rented it in my new town, Elsewhere. This is several hours away from Dallas, so it's a comfortable distance and yet comfortably close if I simply must have a retail fix. Two weeks from now, I'll be in my new place and preparing to start a new job. The house doesn't look grand or remarkable on the outside, and in truth it's a little on the old and hinkie side, but it suits me. It's got a corrugated metal roof and I no longer have to lament leaving behind the corrugated roof on my Dallas loft.


I suppose no one likes wondering where they'll be living in one or two or three weeks, but it seems to me that in the rental industry, I see an awful lot of folks who leave choosing a new place until the very last minute. There must something liberating about that or so many people wouldn't do it. I'm not wired that way - I need things settled so I can get my feathers all smoothed out. I hate having my feathers ruffled. I spend a lot of money on pomades and nice-smelling things to keep them smooth, and it hadn't oughta happen that they get mussed.

This is going to be an adventure. It seems I spent much of my early adult life believing I'd be moving off to some exotic [to me] locale somewhere else on the planet, and then proceeded to live the years since then orbiting around Dallas. Now I'm moving to a small town where the folks are actually neighborly. Yes, I'm sure they'll also have the hangups and quirks one expects in a small place with busybodies and the usual sewing circles, but I think I'll do just fine there.

Vowing to wrap tumbleweeds in fairy lights for my Christmas yard art, I was speculating that I'd be the town weirdo. Then again, I've seen a couple of those already, and I think the price tag on my shoe collection alone would garner me a firm place in the "eccentric" rather than "weirdo" camp.

Ah well, it's good to have goals.
I can't wait to plant some flowers there. I know just how it's going to look. It'll be fabulous.

Watch this space.


Christina RN LMT said...


I'm so happy for you, Phlegmmy!

Elsewhere is a very good place to be...;)

J.R.Shirley said...

Good for you, sweetie. I'll be happy to cook breakfast for you when I finally make it out.

But you have to like some heat. :)

alan said...

Yay! When is the party and where's the closest range?

Jay G said...

Yay Phlegmmie!!!

We'll be waiting with antici...pation to hear of your new tales out in "the great wide open" (with apologies to Tom Petty)...

Thud said...

Texas sounds exotic to me!

Captain Tightpants said...

Congratulations miss - glad you found a place.

I lived in Texas from 80 - 89, moved away and traveled the world vowing never to return...

these past few years it has crept up again and again on my "what if?" list.

Maybe there's hope.

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

well... just as long as "the ususal sewing circles" has a couple of cool members..( I hope one is nicknamed "Tawanda"or maybe that will be YOU!)
...shine on you crazy diamond.....

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is exciting! You will be sharing snaps of the new homestead, I hope?

Anonymous said...

You must of came west, good for you. I lived in Lubbock for 15 years and I have seen tumbleweeds big enough to hurt a car at the right speed. With the 20-50 mph winds common in the spring they move along quite well. Good thing about them for you is no one will mind how many you pick up.


Old NFO said...

Enjoy! And yeah, when's the party and where's the range :-)

OrangeNeckInNY said...

"Ye Olde Phlegmmy Homestead"

phlegmfatale said...

Christina - Elsewhere is a wonderful place, and you must come visit me. Some of the best folks in the world live out thataway. :)

JR Shirley - Sounds like a plan, and I'll try to fight through the heat

Alan - I'm investigating the shooty places and will let you know

Jay G - it's gonna be fun

Thud - well, I suppose it is. Any place where you can wear cowboy boots with a stetson and not look costumey has got to be a good place, yeah? Then again, you spend your days between England and Napa Valley, so we'd be a huge change of pace for you.

Sean - you oughta come join us. Maybe we'll be under one flag again, yet. :P

schnoobie - Here's to sewing, eh? One of these days I'm going to get that quilt top out to you. Looking forward to that. :)

Barbara - I will certainly be giving you glimpses of my new humble but happy home. :) The pups'll love it.

ben - i've HEARD about house-sized tumbleweeds, but thought it was a joke! eep!

Old NFO - I'll keep you posted. :)

OrangeNeck - You betcha!

Just a little snarky said...

A new house is fun, especially if you get something you want. A corrugated roof is fine, except when it rains, then you won't sleep from the noise!