I love the sense of community. My family moved a lot when I was a kid; and I've lived in four states as an adult, so having some sense of belonging is very important to me. I'm not a native Texan; but the town I live in is fairly small (about 10,000 people), and I love running into people I know every time I leave the house. It's rare that I don't see someone waving from their vehicle, greeting me in a store/chatting in line, or rapping on my car window in the parking lot just to say "hi." Some people might find this sort of thing annoying, but it makes me happy. Also, it's the end of January, and the last 3 days have been sunny with high temperatures of 71, 75, and 61.