I’ve been in Wyoming almost 3 weeks, and so far life is very good. My job is all I’d hoped for, and I’d forgotten just how much I love the Rocky Mountains. It’s a little humbling to start a job at which I have to learn where in the store to find thousands of hardware items. Fortunately, I wear a radio and my co-workers are very patient. You would think they’d grow tired of hearing, “Can someone tell me where to find…?” But, they just keep telling me not to worry, that I’ll get it soon enough. Even the customers are great. When I tell them I’m still trying to learn the store, many say, “Don’t worry. I’ll help you find it,” or “I’ve come here for years, and I still don’t know it.” Do you have any idea how many PVC fittings there are? And that’s just one small aisle. Truthfully, I think I’m getting the hang of it a little more each day.
I never really thought I’d like small-town America as a full-time lifestyle, but I’ve been wrong before, and I was wrong on this one. The more I get settled in, the more I like it. Check out my little slide show, and you’ll see some of the reasons I like it here.