God bless Texas

This morning when I had driven Alex to work, I opened the radio and immediately the country-tunes were filling the car. It started with 'God bless Texas' and also most other songs were drenged with 'church', 'lord' and 'Jezus'. At first I thought that it was a gospel-broadcasting, but also on other radio-frequencies I heard the same kind of texts. Well, at least it is much more positive than an average text from a rap-song ...

The first day

Because of the jetlag I woke up early (Houston is GMT -6 hrs). Alex and I had breakfast together on the balcony. In the morning it is already 18 C, which really support my holiday-feeling. The only downsite is that Alex has to go to work every day. So I drove him to work at 7.30 (no Parisian times here ...), which is only a 10-minute drive. When I came home again I wanted to unpack my suitcases ... my God, do I really need all these things ?! Outside the sun was already shining bright, so I decided to have a swim first. The swimmingpool is on the terrasse which borders our balcony.... so I am just one-jump-over-the-balcony-fence away !

After lunch I decide to invest some time in building up a social network because for sure one day I will be bored to sit alone at the swimming pool. So I send all the friends-of-my-friends that seem to live in Houston as well an e-mail to arrange some lunch-dates. Et voila ... within a few hours I have arranged 3 dates for the rest of the week !

 

One way, no return ...

April 9, 2006

Finally the day has arrived ... I am going to cross the Atlantic ocean to be reunited with Alex ! This morning I had a cosy breakfast with Sophie and Martha. Lateron my parents drove me to the airport. Everything went fine, we were even too early (knowing me: was I eager to go or not ?!). I was booked in Business class, which meant 10 hours of eating, drinking, sleaping and watching TV... very relaxing. At half past 5 (Houston time) I arrived in the United States - land of hope and dreams. It took a while at the customs to get my visa, but then they decided to treat me with a 1-year period ! Unfortunately they didn't provide me with the work visa, but hey - anyway I was planning to celebrate a sabbatical for a while !

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