Friday, September 16, 2011

memory lane

Yall. THE WEATHER. Oh my. Today the high was like...72 or something. This, when it was in the 90s earlier this week. Be still my heart. Fall may come yet this year.

Tonight (and many Friday nights) the Mattie and I didn't have big plans. We decided to check out a new-ish BBQ restaurant in the downtown of our small (tiny) town. Since the restaurant is only open three nights a week, we hadn't made it over there to try it yet...but we'd heard good stories about the ribs. The food was delish, and the banana pudding to die reaffirmed my love for living in this town. I don't care if there are only 3.5 restaurants (I can only count this as a half, since it's open less than half the week). Afterwards, we walked around downtown for a little while. Tomorrow is our town's annual fall festival, so lots of people were out setting up tents and tables and pens for livestock and some extremely safe-looking carnival-type rides. We are excited to go to the Fest tomorrow, since the last 2 years we have had to miss it.

After we finished hoofing the massive length and width of downtown (15 minutes), we decided to go on a little scenic drive (hey, gas went down 10 cents this week...time to celebrate!). We've lived here for a little over 2 years now. Back when we were buying a house, we looked at a TON of houses in this town before settling on the one we ended up buying. For such a small town...there sure were a lot of houses for sale. So we decided tonight to go 'check on' the houses that we rejected. Just to make sure we made the right choice.

We drove by probably 6 or 8 of our reject houses. And decided we definitely made the right choice. It was fun recalling what each house was like and what characteristics seemed so good and bad at the time to cause us to nix it. 

I don't know if we're getting the house-hunting bug or what...but this was at least the 3rd time this week that we've gone walking or driving to check out houses. I have (sadly) fallen in looooove with this 100 year old house in our downtown...oh my gosh, it is to DIE for. Unfortunately, the quarter-of-a-million-dollars price tag is probably slightly a little bit out of my current (non-existent) house-buying budget. Darn. So instead, I just drive or walk by it and peep in all the windows and lust after the claw-foot tubs and the FIVE WORKING FIREPLACES and the refinished/remodeled everything and I stalk the listing on the MLS and I sigh and say "someday...if it's still for sale when we get rich...".

It's a good thing I made a label for our last home-buying experience. Otherwise I might start feeling nostalgic, like it wasn't the most miserable experience EVER. And I might want to start doing it again. Good thing I can go reread the drama anytime and remind myself that I never want to buy another house again EVER.

I do, however, LOVE LOVE LOVE the town we live in. I am currently working on recruiting some Athens friends to move out here so that we can hang out with people more often. That would make it even more perfect.

One of my favorite things about my town is the weekly Police Blotter. Yall, it is FABULOUS. Mainly because no real crime really happens...which I'm not complaining about. But they have to fill the police blotter up with something. So they just report on EVERYTHING they heard about at the ol' 911 Call Center during the week. Here's my favorite news from this week, and I swear I am copying-and-pasting...there's no way I could make anything this good up:

NEIGHBORHOOD COMPLAINT: A 45-year-old ----------- woman called police to complain that her 29-year-old neighbor was washing her car in a bathing suit, and offered to show the deputy a video she recorded of the incident on Aug. 27. The deputy told the woman her neighbor wasn’t doing anything wrong, and advised her not to misuse the 911 system.

Don't you wish you lived here? Where crime consists of folks washing their cars in their bathing suits? Obviously I fit right in, since I mow the lawn in mine...

I know this is the most random post ever. It's just a lazy, fall-ish Friday night...and life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Today, it was 64* and beautiful! I walked around in flip flops and cracked up as I saw people that have already busted out the peacoat.

    House looking is a love of mine. Can't wait to move into our new (rented) place so I can start exploring out there. ;)


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