This year I'm breaking camp early and heading outside to Arizona tonight. The kicker is that I'll be going alone, which is kinda a big deal. Im cool with getting an apartment alone, thats easy. Ive gotten a few quotes from moving companies to shift my stuff from the storage unit to the new place. What is freaking me quite a bit, is having to purchase a car alone. That is something I've never done before, new day, new task I suppose.
I know what I want, but am having issues finding one loaded as I wish. The Chevy Sonic turbo is one hot little car. After being seriously under engined with my wee Aveo, this time I wanted something that could keep up with the hyper speedy traffic in Phoenix, and this car has loads of horses under its hood. TH fits in it well, I can see out, which isnt the easiest thing to find in one car. Either I can see well, or he's comfortable, but rarely is it both. There is 12 inches diff in our heights, which makes finding cars, sofas, chairs etc, a task that is tricky.
Last time I was there, I spent a lot of time learning to drive again in heavy traffic. Figured out how to live without TH or the boys. By the time my time ran out I was being brave and going around and doing quite a bit. What was hard to deal with was a nearly total lack of company. This time I plan to work on making some friends. If you dont work or attend church, its quite hard to make friends. I had people I could chat with, but no one to go and do stuff with. Even though I'm not a joiner, I'm thinking of joining a few groups, as I figure that would be the best way to make some friends. Or at the least give me a few nights where I have company.
My choices are a bowling league, and a movie club. Giving serious thoughts to joining a gay bowling league and movie club. Why? Well, the deal is that I dont have much in the common with women, and after a while they all seem to pick up the fact that there is something "different" about me, and after a period of them acting odd around me, they dump me. What I'm wondering now, is if they perceive the difference as me being a lesbian, and it makes them uncomfortable. Its tricky being friends with a female shell with straight guys, as they think I want more than just being friends. So, am going to call the guys in charge of both groups and ask if they would allow a no hormone, no op transmen. The worst they can say is no. If it does come down on the side of a no from them, I'll keep looking.
Total time there will be 8 months, broken up with several trips. In November a trip to Cali for 4 days of non-stop knitting, to St. Paul to meet up with TH and 2nd son and his wife for Turkey Day. Then up to Alaska for a week for Christmas. April will see TH and I in Antigua watching youngest son marry his long, long time girl friend. They met when youngest was a senior in HS, and he just turned 25 this year.
Ok still loads to pack... see ya on the other side!