I do not yet know my way around this area that well. I just got down here a few days ago. I have a little apartment about three blocks from the beach. At the moment I am looking to get the best highspeed internet in my area at the most reasonable price. Of course I am not making that great of a salary here and I took the job because it is going to be summer in a couple of months and there are going to be a lot of girls coming down here on vacation. It is not something which requires a great deal of imagination. A girl gets away from her Mom and her Dad and all of the people who are going to gossip about her, that really makes her a lot more prone to doing things that a guy would think is a lot of fun. (more…)
I have to say that it is real hot down here, and I am not just saying that. In fact that is not something you could mistake about. I got down to El Paso this morning and I had the air conditioning wide open on the pick up truck all morning. I guess that it was unseasonably warm, but I am not sure. I hate to think what summer is going to be like. If you click here you can see how I spent my morning. I was sort of mixed up about things down here and I thought I had got the power company to come turn on the lights at my place, but when I got there they had not done anything. It turned out that I messed up and called up the wrong place.
They have dozens of different power companies down in this state and not all of them serve every part of the state. The one I called would have come and did it if I had been down the road about ten miles or so, but they do not come to where I live. It is not a big deal, except like I told it is really hot. So I was unloading the stuff from the truck and the rented trailer that I brought out here and that place was about as hot as a dog gone sauna. I took my time and after a bit I took a break and rode down the street to this cantina. I shot a bit of nine ball with some old gentleman and tried out the local beers. They all drink Pearl and Lone Star beer around here. I guess they are okay beers and they were really good at that exact moment when I was burning up.
I like a lot of things down here in Austin, but it is weird in a lot of this state. This is a great place if you are a working musician like me. I have been down here for a couple of months and I am working really steady playing in all sorts of different bands. I got a job down here as a side man to a friend of mine who has become a bit of regional star. He got me a place to stay and I had to figure out the rest. If you go to http://www.texasenergycompanies.net/ you can see that down here you get to pick which one of a number of power companies you want to pick. It confused me a bit when they tried to explain this to me. (more…)
I am not the type of person to embrace change. I will keep at something for as long as possible, and it is rare for me to make major changes of any kind. Even smaller changes are hard for me to make, which is why it surprised me when I decided to change my Internet service provider. I was unhappy with the service I was receiving, and a friend of mine suggested that I look into the same New Haven high speed Internet service provider that she uses. She has been to my house plenty of times, so she could see first hand why I wanted to switch providers.
We used to try to watch videos online, since we both enjoy watching movies together. (more…)
Of course it was pretty bleak for me for a little while, but things have turned in my favor it seems. I found a pretty good job working for the electric company in killeen TX. In fact I still have some unemployment benefits left and the company is going to pay for us to move. In truth I could probably live here and work there, because this is the sort of job where you go some place different every morning. I will have a company truck and each morning I will drive it to where the work is, probably have some big piece of gear on a trailer behind it most of the time. Obviously it would be better to be living in Killeen, but much of the time I will be going to some place that is not going to be much closer to any place there than I am now. Other days it would stink.
However this works out all the same, although it is pretty much one of those things. The word for it is serendipity I think, meaning that there are just some things that fall in to place. In this case we found a person who wanted to swap places with us and in fact was willing to give us a good deal on it. It is not that hard to figure out. I have known the guy for a very long time and if you climbed up on my house you could see the place he works. He would be going from a half hour drive in the morning and in the evening, to literally being able to walk back and forth from lunch in about six or seven minutes. If you cut a hole in the fence you do the trip in half as long.