Monday, May 09, 2005

A weekend in the country

We spent the weekend down in southwest Virginia. It was nice. I love small towns, acreage, lack of traffic, thank-you waves, and all the stuff rural life is made of. So does Kyle. This means that most of the drive (all 10 friggin hours of it!) consisted of us mapping out our hypothetical small town life. The one where we have a big house in the country with the huge garden out back. The one where his truck has much company on the roads, and people appriciate the big truck for what it can go - not flip it off and complain about its gas milage and how impractical it is for city life. This life somehow includes hypotheical well-paying jobs. As long as you are dreaming of a hypothetical rural life, you can toss in the hypotical well paying job.

Then we came back home to our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 943 sq ft house with a lot that measures, according to the survey, 1163 sq ft. And we get up at 6am, make our 30 mile commute (b/c if we lived closer, we would have 400 sq ft and no lot), get stuck in a beltway delay that has no real cause, tune the radio to WTOP to listen to Bob or Lisa (b/c, when you depend on them every 10 minutes, you feel like you are on a first name basis) explain that there are delays on the beltway and there is no real reason - or maybe there was a reason 2 hours ago, but its gone, and so people are just still slowing down for no reason. And we get home by 6pm, and wistfully sigh for that 3200 sq ft home on 6 acres with the 4 car garage less than 10 minutes from the lake - all for the same price as my latest appriasal.

And on that note, the clock says 12:30. My lunch break is over. Back to reviewing a literature review.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep - sounds ideal and that's why we're livin' it! BB

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been playing catch up and have not taken the time to see what is happening in your world.It seems that you have had time to reflect upon some things that did help mold you into the person that you are today.It is really not surprising how strong you were during this whole cancer thing,considering the mental chemo you feel your mom put you through. Hope you are a survivor! You survivied that and you survivied cancer. Like Timex, you can take a licking and keep on ticking. You now are able to deal with adversity and know that you can and will be OK. There are but a few people that can and do have the inner strength to look the tiger in the eye and not blink. It makes me happy to know that there is some hope(no pun intended)joy and peace in your life now and that you are able dream again. The pipes are calling. See ya! hicup
PS Yes, I agree with you "your Pop is one of the good guys."

1:55 PM  

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