I noticed my post with the “Boycott Clovis” video is no longer up. After a little research and word of mouth I discovered the town officials known as the Committee of Fifty (or The Shifty Fifty) were none too pleased with the representation. Bummer. Anytime I felt a little down about our current situation, I just watched the video for a quick pick-me-up. I’m assuming the creators were kindly asked to take it off the web. I found a mention of it here in the local paper. It’s funny because the article quoted a person who thanked the video’s creators for creating a “wake-up call.” Maybe now they’ll begin enforcing the “No Cows in the Front Lawn” law.
On a kind of related note, I took a much needed getaway to Panama City this weekend to visit my old Clovakian friend Carey and her husband Skeet. Another weekend alone in Savannah and I think I would have gone certifiable. They are some of the first friends we made in Clovis. Trav and I feel blessed to still keep in touch with the friends we made there (if you check out this site you know who you are!). We’re just itching to get back in to meet up with those old friends (and family) again and look forward to making some new ones.
I guess to put it all in perspective, when asked about these past two assignments, I’d trade Clovis/friends/community for Savannah/few friends/no community in a heartbeat… even if it means I must endure Walmart, Fuzzy-hos, Taco Box, Kellys, dust storms, flies, cow poop, flatness, etc…. all over again.