It’s coming to an end.

As much as I gripe about the tiny mountain village in which  I live, upon graduating on May 1 and heading back up north there are quite a few things I will miss about living in a town with a population of 1,384…

1. The Huddle House within walking distance of my apartment.

2. Being able to look out my front window and see the giant clock/thermometer at the bank

3. Granola and yogurt from Mountain Perks.

4. My apartment. Old? Yes. A little rundown? Perhaps. But it’s HUGE and CHEAP and it was my son’s first home.

5. My school. It’s been hard, but I will miss the faculty and friendly ambience.

6. Some, albeit not ALL, the local grundy-ites. They can be so friendly.

7. The fact that the entire Huddle House staff knows my family by name and always lets babylicious run around without comment.

8. The chinese food buffet. Also a friendly staff who don’t seem to mind when babylicious raises havoc on the restaurant.

9. Being able to get in my car and be ANYWHERE in town within 5 minutes.

10. The movie theatre. We can get the same experience for half the price of seeing a movie up north.

However, as with everything in life, there are also quite a few aspects of small town living that I will not miss:

1. Online shopping. I cannot wait to be able to go shopping again.

2. The lack of indoor options for children. Not even a Macdonalds playground. Seriously, there is nothing for children to do during the winter.

3. No front yard. The best part of moving up north is that we can open the door and let Babylicious frolick until his delight.

4. The hard-core-conservative-red-neck population who have never met anyone black, gay, or educated and would like to keep it that way.

5. The fact that everything takes twice as long here. You want to go run a couple of errands? Plan on spending two hours outside of the apartment DESPITE the fact that you can get EVERYWHERE within 5 minutes.

6. The expired dairy products that sit on the shelves of the grocery store for days before anyone notices.

7. The ABC (liquor store, for those readers not residing in VA) that closes at 7 p.m. Dubbya-Tee-Eff.

8. Trash pickup that occurs at 6 a.m. two times a week directly under babylicious’s bedroom window.

9. Not being able to make ATM deposits at the only Wachovia in town that doesn’t stay open past 4 on weekdays and is closed all weekend EVEN SATURDAY MORNINGS!!

10. Being 6 hours or more from civilization and everyone who I love.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m not sure I understand number 9 of section 2. How does an ATM close?

    Can’t wait to have you back within three hours distance 🙂


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