Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Moving and My Newest Old Community - Rutherfordton, NC

The house we are moving into is really in a remote location in the Foothills of NC. The closet grocery stores are about 25-30 minutes away, there are no delivery services, no fast food places and such. I like it!

I fall asleep at night listening to the tree frogs, crickets, and whip-or-wills and I wake up to the sun in the windows and the birds singing. I have gotten up before 7am without the need for a startling alarm. It is peaceful and I feel at home.

As usual one of my first stops is the Library. The Librarian I grew up with is still the Librarian today. I got a new Library card and checked out some books, before they gave me the new one they even looked to see if my old one still existed - She remembered me, so cool!

So I checked out the following books and thought I would try to get back into the habit of a book a week. (Since February, and learning Ubuntu, I have sorta' let my other hobbies go by the wayside. Now I am trying to strike a balance of all things good.)

*Teaching Tolerance: Raising Open-Minded Empathetic Children by Sara Bullard
*Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
*Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton

While I was checking out the books I was talking to the Librarian about Ubuntu. She said I could bring in the CD's and the Fliers and she would display them. I went back today and they are there on the counter and everyone checking out a book will see them. I had my niece with me and we got the paperwork for her to get her own Library card. I had a blast explaining how she could look up the books she wanted, where to go and find them and just how important reading is. My niece is awesome.

She also tagged along as I took my mom to the dentist, and while we were there I transferred all our dental information to the new dentist. However, there is a wait. The Dentist told me might be 3 months before we get in to see him. I love having my teeth cleaned. I also made arrangements to have my orthodontic stuff transferred there as well. I am so glad it's a one-stop place for all my dental work. :-)

I didn't have to find new doctors. The doctor who delivered me is still our family doctor today. No matter where we were and even when I was in the Army, all the records were always sent to his office so I have a complete history from the moment I was born. I think that is just too cool. Never know when you might need it.

Tomorrow, it's the post office, the power company, the phone company, the kid's school and the church. I am sure I will find a million other things to do before I leave the house tomorrow.

Can't wait til the rest of our stuff gets here next week. Then I can really get the house in order. I miss all our friends in Fuquay-Varina, NC and surrounding areas, Fayetteville, NC, Fort Bragg, NC, Tewksbury, MA, Lowell, MA, Charlottesville, VA, Lake Monticello, VA, Louisa VA, Herndon, VA, Falls Church, VA, Reston, VA, Brno, CZ and more... Hey ya'll but this should be the *last* change of address card I send, for those of you telling me you could paper a wall with all the ones I've sent in the last 18 years. :-D!

Murphy the Dawg, is settling in, and even got a chance to visit the neighbors puppies. They are as cute as they can be and I want one. I think I need to remember what puppies are like, I don't think I will be this excited if I actually have one. We'll see...

So now I am going to send out the last of my emails for today. Grab one of my library books and see about catching some zzzzz's...

More later...