Oct 13, 2008

Returning from my Georgia roadtrip....

Well, I haven't uploaded the pics yet, but the family and I did the I-95 drive to Jesup, Georgia, and the place was everything we were told it was. I can't explain the words to wake up, stroll out on your front porch and gaze at "your" lake. Definitely enhances that morning cup of Joe. Meeting with our potential landlord to draw up a lease and hopefully by December 5th we will become residents of Georgia. I was "Yes mam'ed in two days more than I have ever been in my life. The cost of living will almost double our pocket money. BTW, for all you smokers out there, cigarettes in South Carolina are between $1.85 a pack - $2.25. That is for top brands. We stocked up on smokes on the way home. We perused the local paper. The police blotter was quite amusing. The weekend crimes consisted of one dog biting another, a woman's ex-husband stealing her electric, and two domestic calls. They also have a baggy pants ordinance there, much to my droopy jean wearing son's dismay. Kenny and I are in love with the place. They do have a satellite dish and dsl, what more do I need? Funny how the things you place value on change with every decade that you are on this earth. Peace and quiet are our number one priorities. Jesse is a little more hesitant, but he did admit he saw the potential. Just finished unpacking, going to head off to bed now. The trip was a success all the way around. Peace...

4 comments:

the walking man said...

If you all don't grovel for this place...I will!

It makes me happy that you and Kenny and the baggy lad have an escape for the time being. Seriously, the excitement conveys itself on the page, go! It will be everything you hope it will, even if Jesse has to get a belt.

Pookie said...

While I'm glad for you to be making such an obviously great change in your life, I can't help but feel a sense of loss; even though we've never met in person, knowing that you lived so close by has always given me a sense of....closeness? I'm not sure what word to put to it, it's just whenever I thought about you, and you being so close by, I felt good. I've always known you were there for me if I needed anything, just as you knew I was here for you; although we'll still be, it just won't be the same. Okay, enough mush....you know we're going to have to do lunch before you go! You and your other half and me and mine are going to have to meet before you go. It will be difficult with all of our (mine and Sandra's) doctor appointments, but we're going to make a point of it, okay? Love ya girl!!

Lori said...

Pookie,

Aw, sniffle, it's not official yet. We are shooting for the first week of December. We are just as scared as you were when you left this town. It is getting worse. Kenny is 51, who wants to live one block from the city and all that goes with it? I know you understand. Yes, lunch is on...We can't wait to meet up with you face to face...I will send you some pics as soon as I get them..Actually took a disposable camera...lol...love you Miss P.
PS,,,It's only an 11 hour drive from BMore..know that you and yours will have a nice boonie vacation place to visit...

Lori said...

WM,

Baggy dude is having issues, but I am learning the older I get that our children will find their way, and this time it is coming down to our happiness. He is 18...It's his choice..Fear of the unknown..sigh, my kid has no sense of adventure...We hope to set down Georgia roots in December...I work with my potential landlord tomorrow, and we are going to draw up a tentative lease and whatnot..I am pretty determined to make this happen...The house, btw, is one hour from Jacksonville Florida...Thanks for the good wishes and vibes...