Monday, May 31, 2010

New City, New Baby, New Problems?

What a week, that is all I have to say right now. First we have to pack up our stuff and move halfway across the nation, and then we have to take our 5 week old son on his first plane ride in order to make it in time to meet our stuff. Luckily for us, he was a complete gentleman for the move and on the plane, no crying, no fussing, nothing. It was as good as it could be. I couldnt ask for a better situation with him.

Then the fun starts. When we check into the hotel, he starts up a storm, screaming at the top of his lungs. As he is doing this, the computer we have been using for the last five plus years goes to shit, and we are left with a crying baby and no way to get the addresses we need to get around a foreign city. I had been to San Antonio before, and knew that we were probably going to buy an Apple computer for the first time, so I said that we should just go to the nearest store and buy our new machine. Our phones were dead from travelling, so we couldnt really get the addresses (as I said), but I knew where the local mall was to get our computer and get home. My wife added insult to injury by saying we were on our last few diapers, but I figured that it would be easy to stop at one of the five million Targets around the area.

So, we get to the mall, which was surprisingly easy to get to, and we pick out our new Macbook Pro that will be our computer for the foreseeable future. Easy enough. Wrong. We cant pay using our check cards for two reasons - the daily limit is less than the cost of the computer, and our bank thinks we are still living in Los Angeles. Fraud alert city, right? Yeah, that second one was my bad. After having a quick chat with them, everything gets sorted out, and we walk out the door without a problem. We stop in at Target, get our diapers and head back to the hotel for the night.

After all that, Noah calmed down at about 11pm, and we were able to get some sleep. We really needed it after waking up at 4am, but it sure did take an army to get him to stop fussing. Our first San Antonio experience may not have been a great one, but it was definitely representative of our normal luck as the Gellman family, so I guess I shouldnt complain. The new computer is set up and is awesome, and I cannot believe I didnt switch sooner. Im a Mac and I dont need to think to get shit done on my computer. Take your Windows 7 idea and go complicate someone's life, haha.

Well, as a new resident of a southern red state, let me be the first to say, "Y'all, im fixin' to get goin' here, but ill still post as the week goes on. Ya'hear?"


  1. As a Texan, born and bred, welcome to THE Great State of Texas.

    San Antonio is easily the second best city in Texas (a close second behind Austin) and is relatively easy to navigate around (once you get used to the always there construction).

    Congrats on the move!!!

  2. From a New Mexican:

    Ya'll keep the dust on your side of the state line, okay? We don't need dust storms every time the wind blows.

    I think you'll like it there (or out here in the NM/Texas area of the country) - lots of room to stretch out the arms and not bang against the next door neighbor's house!

  3. You'll like it in SA. The sports scene is actually not bad. You do have the Missions there as I recall and there is also minor league hockey which may sound lame, but it's pretty cool. The bad part is driving to the other big cities is a real BORE, but as long as it's east and not west, it isn't too bad. You also have UT football in Austin, and in Houston you have football, baseball, and basketball. Don't forget about UT-SA sports and 6 hours to the west there is always UTEP and UMN football. Overall it's a great city to live in, what ever you do stay out of Laredo though.

    -Mike from badwax