It has been a couple month since I got the news that I will have to relocate but still no final decision. I had been flying our Omaha run last month but since the beginning of August, I am covering a line for UPS out of Midland in Texas. I am not quite sure when I will be going back home as I have been here for two weeks already and there is no end in sight. People around here seem to believe that it might be permanent but I have not been told anything yet and to be honest I am seriously considering using my seniority and taking my run out of Cincinnati back. It as been somewhat challenging down here… almost depressing. The run is not bad. Late afternoon departure from the panhandle with an overnight in Dallas and an early inbound flight back to Midland. It operates from Monday afternoon to Saturday morning. The less enjoyable part has to do with Midland itself. Not to be judgmental, but it is a rat hole. The hotel where I am staying is what I refer to as a dump. I can deal with a lot but the insects in the room and the dead rodents floating in the pool are not making this assignment easy. On top of that, the hotel is located between two cities, there is barely any food available within walking distance and the little restaurant in the hotel is not open during the weekend. I’m lucky though because Domino’s pizza is willing to make the 10 miles drive to the airport. After two weeks, I did manage to get my company to rent me a car during the weekend. It was becoming necessary. I have been exploring this part of Texas and let me tell you that there is not much as Midland / Odessa are pretty much located 300 miles away from anything… well except oil drilling structure. Midland is one the cities in the nation with the most millionaires and it is understandable as everybody seem to be drilling in their backyard. As for me, I did not find any. The only things I will be leaving with are sunburns. No wonder… it's not even noon yet and already 113 degrees.