Well, I can understand the "fields" part. In fact I've never seen so many fields (corn fields) in my life. To think of how many people can be housed on those fields...But I digress.
So right...8 more hours of driving today. Basically in the last 2 days I drove through New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Indiana, and then finally Iowa!!! Boy, was I happy to reach my final destination. Des Moines greeted me with rain showers and winds - not that welcoming, I must say. The house I'm staying at is absolutely beautiful. Angular rooms, a loft, a sunroom, beautifully decorated. My room in the house...that's another story :) I get to occupy the room downstairs which has zero windows, so basically pitch black unless I turn the lights on. On the positive side, it's furnished with a bed, a desk, a sofa, a private bathroom, a small kitchen and a HUGE walk-in closet. I'm going to be spoiled by all this space. Seriously, the closet size is similar to my entire dorm room at the CIA.
My landlord lady - 80 years old, but you wouldn't think she was over 60 - took me out to dinner at a local Thai restaurant - how nice is that? So we chatted, and got to know each other.
After two days of driving, I made it an early night and went to bed to get some sleep. Monday - 1st day of work.