It took me a little while to get ready for this, because I needed to have some money in my pocket and I needed to find a teaching assistant’s job. Of course the rest of it has fallen into place pretty well. I found another grad student who needed a roommate, obviously because that saves you about two fifths of what a single bedroom apartment would cost. We decided on these pretty nice apartments in Rio Rancho NM, he convinced me of this by showing me the swimming pool there on a Saturday afternoon. There were a lot of pretty college girls there and he introduced me to a couple that he knew. Of course since it is winter and I just came from West Virginia I was as pale as a ghost. I have gotten over that pretty quickly, although I sort of overdid it at first. That is really easy here. They say that it is cool here this time of the year, but so far I have not noticed.
The only problem so far is that the girls who live next door have been partying at times that are not convenient for me. Of course they invite me over all of the time, but I can not be up late every night of the week. That is fine with the three of them. All of them work at this nightclub and so they get home about the time I am going to bed. It is not like they are being really excessive about it, but they are making a good bit of noise. One of them is really good looking and she seems to be flirting with me, but I am not sure because she seems to just have that sort of a personality that makes a guy think like that.