Greetings y’all from Texas! Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. We hope all you wish for comes to pass and you remain healthy, wealthy (and wise).
We landed here just before Christmas and spent 4 nights in an hotel before securing our apartment about 10 minutes from Stephen’s son Chris and his wife Michelle. Once again we learned in our search that using an online search is fine for an overview of an area but leads to amazing frustration with dead links, old information et al.
Through Chris putting us in touch with their apartment manager we made contact with a great rental agency here in Sugar Land, saw one apartment and secured it for the month. The apartment is great, modern, and quite fun. As usual there are always things you wish you had–like a blender and good cutting knives–but you manage without them after a while.
On the technical side, we reengaged with AppleTV and Netflix and its been good to catch up with some movies and a couple of our favorite series, like Greys Anatomy. In addition Stephen bought a nice portable wireless speaker to allow us to play our music from the iPhones over a bluetooth connection–a major plus for our forthcoming travels.
We expect to be here until the end of January 2014 which will allow us to plan our 2014 and catch up with some admin tasks.