I left my campsite this morning, did two jobs on the way into Dallas, and when I got to Dallas, I saw there was an abundance of real estate audits in the suburbs.
They were all in wealthy areas. They were all basically mansions. In Houston, nice expensive houses are made from brick. Here, all of the houses were gray in color and looked like they were made from cement or clay. They weren’t made from those things, the popular gray color just made them look that way. This was in different areas, too. They were all clearly wealthy neighborhoods. There was also an abundance of pick up trucks going in and out of these neighborhoods, full of guys and equipment to do people’s landscaping. It was just a lot of the same, and by the time I was done, I decided to cancel my Air B&B (free cancellation, not charged) and check into a cheap motel in Fort Worth.
I checked in just before noon and check out time is 11:00 am. I have almost 24 hours alone in this nice room, and I need it. I need this good rest in this huge king size bed with soft mattress. My body is spread out on it like a pentacle. I have the AC cranked to 69, which is something I can’t get away with anywhere else. I took a hot bubble bath, washed my hair, shaved my legs and did some foot care afterwards. I rented two good movies and have not fallen asleep yet, but I’m super relaxed.
This is the plan for tomorrow:
By stopping for 24 hours, I hope to trick the algorithm into upping the pay for some that are on there, both back in Dallas and here in Fort Worth. Tomorrow is also the first of the month, so there might be a huge wave of new audits in both cities. If one or both of these things is true, then it’s worth it to back track into Dallas again before heading west on 1-20.
The impression I get of DFW is this, and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong: I feel like Dallas is 100% upper class. Even the inner city is gentrified like crazy. I used to come here in 2002-2004 when I worked for an inventory service, and it was not like this. Now in 2020, there’s no urban feel to Dallas at all.
It feels like all the gentrification that I suppose happened in Dallas pushed everyone “less than desirable” out here to Fort Worth. I’m not saying it’s trash here. It’s just more realistic, fewer “Karen’s” and manicured lawns, and more urban and affordable.
Like I said, correct me if I’m wrong!!
My day alone in this motel is going beautifully. I need this 24 hours of ice cold self care pretty badly!! I went to a middle eastern place across the street and got hummus and pita and rice pudding with rose water.
I’m so relax.