May 8, 2008

Lubbock or Leave it?

We're settling in Lubbock, Texas. Jacob lived here for a few years and I grew up near here. People here don't call Lubbock- "Lub-bOck" but rather "Lu- bUck". It's just the way we do it... I can't explain why. We've been on visual stimulation overload while we've been here.. All the driving and getting things done is overwhelming! Our first day in Lubbock- we drove in during a hail storm around 2 pm. We still managed to find a storage facility, sign on, unload there, set up a post office box, and set up two phone accounts and then some... We were just in awe! "Do you know how long that would take in Africa?", we kept asking eachother. Then just that night we got an e-mail from Terril and Amber saying how frustrating their day had been just trying to get two simple things accomplished in Kampala... And boy don't we know what that's like..

Then we're here.. in the land of.... fastness... It's crazy!

We drove away from Jacob's home in Canadian to visit his grandmother 45 minutes away.. That's about the distance from Kampala to Jinja- which is a two hour bumpy ride. This just flew by... And... we VISITED the whole way.. and ENJOYED the trip! When we arrived in Pampa we just looked at one another in amazement. Can this be? Can we move this comfortably over such distances with such ease??? Needless to say we've had our fair share of 're-entry shock'.

We're getting settled. Jacob is going to work at his old job. I, Georgia, am looking for work and we're looking for a place to live.

For our friends abroad here is an overhead shot of Lubbock I found on-line. I can't quite make out "Lubbock proper" but this is definitely Lubbock County. I know Peter if no one else will get a kick out of this... Maybe Trev will get a kick too... I also found some info. on a blog I thought I would share about the statistics of Lubbock.
"Lubbock is the 10th-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in the northwestern part of the state—a region known historically as the Llano Estacado—it is the county seat of Lubbock County. According to an estimate by the U.S. Census in 2005, the city population was 209,737. The Lubbock metropolitan area, however, has a population of 257,663.Lubbock's nickname is the "Hub City" which derives from being the economy, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer."-

Compare to the overhead of Kampala... Different.. No?


mommyfranklin said...

Welcome back!

Terrill & Amber said...

No fair you got all that done in one day while we're pulling our hair out. I guess you've paid your dues though. Cheers to you!

Texas Travelers said...

Welcome back.

Martha and I lived in Borger, north of Amarillo, for 23 years. Just like Lubbock. We live in Ft. Worth now (where the west begins).

Come visit our Blog,
Troy and Martha in Ft. Worth

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