Thursday, July 14, 2011

Small town charm

We took a trip last week to visit our future town and try to find a place to live. We were unsuccessful on the housing front, but I'm sure something will turn up. Preferably something built in the 20th century and with doors on the bathrooms. And maybe, possibly, pretty please with air conditioning. Is that really too much to ask?

Anyway, we heard some pretty funny things from those small-town folk.

For instance, a landlord trying to entice us to rent his house: "P*** (town about 20 minutes away) is growing like crazy - they're getting an Olive Garden!" (Well, if that isn't the definition of a booming metropolis, I don't know what is!)

Airport baggage personnel at the teeny airport we flew into: "We had 60 bags last week! That about did me in."

Airport rental car employee to customer on phone: "I'm sorry, we just had TWO planes land at the same time, so I'm really busy. Call back in 20-30 minutes." (There were a grand total of 3 people in line.)

Truth be told, I'm pretty excited to live in a small town. I'll take getting stuck behind a tractor on the road (which we did) over getting stuck in interstate traffic during rush hour ANY DAY.


  1. haha! It'll be fun to see what other funny things you have to share about small town life after moving there.

  2. Jen,
    An Olive Garden is totally the definition of a metropolis. Take it from someone who grew up where a 30 mile trip to Wal-Mart was a big deal! I'm sure you don't want to post on your blog, but where are you moving to? Small town life is awesome. Great for kids!

  3. What an adventure!!! I agree that being stuck behind a tractor is millions of times better than being stuck on the interstate. There is nothing I hate more than TRAFFIC. I hope you find a house with doors on the bathroom--at least with a small town it cuts down on how many housing opportunities there are and hopefully it will make it easier when something pops up.