For one thing, I'm getting used to the odd way that Texas works their highways and on-ramps and service roads. They're all jumbled together and the service roads are actual roads that have lots of traffic. When you exit off a highway, you're exiting onto those service roads and so you have the right-a-way. If you're driving down the service roads, you have to yield to the traffic whizzing towards you at 65+ mph from the highway. It's crazy but it's also starting to feel normal to me. I mean, hey, if you want to tell me that I don't have to slow down as I take the exit ramp, I'm all about that!
Jason told me before I moved out here that one thing I could count on was that in every strip mall there is always a doughnut place and a nail salon. Yup, totally true. And sweet home away from home, the king of all doughnuts, the creator that originated in my hometown of Winston-Salem - KRISPY KREME - exists just 15 minutes down the road. Praise the lord.
Tonight, I experienced the fall/winter lifestyle that is known as "Friday Night Lights" when we went to my first Texas high school football game. Yes, football season has begun and it is a WHOLE other world. I come from the land of basketball, home of the Heels. The ACC conference I understand. The SCC and Big Twelve I do not. So, my football education begins in earnest tomorrow. Well, maybe. I may nestle into the couch with a new book and just watch Jason hoot, holler, and shout at the TV.
And here's the newest change in the Petree household...