When I sold The Monument Newspaper and voluntarily left my post as Editor, (a great job...but I am ready to do something different) I decided to move south. I want to be warm in January! I had a list of criteria that I was looking for an apartment.
--private, with lots of land
--quiet, no highway noise
--near a nice city but located in a rural town
--DSL and cable available
My friends told me I was crazy, that my criteria was too restrictive. I thought, heck, all I need is one.
Well, I found it. It's a brand new two room studio with high ceilings and hardwood floors. It's got new furniture, including an oversize leather recliner and a massive bed. Huge windows with lots of light, and did I mention it's on a horse farm with 40 pristine acres of rural loveliness? And a pond? With a heron? And a pool? Garage? Includes satellite TV?
It's 3 and a 1/2 miles from an up and coming artist town and 14 miles from the city. So I get all the quietude I want but if I crave a cappuccino and a foreign film or a great bookstore, Indian restaurant, or art shops, that stuff is only 20 minutes away. I'm really, really happy.
Below: Road leading to my new place
Driveway. You turn in right next to a pretty brick church and
the driveway is a 1/4 mile long. Set way back from the road.
The shy horse always looks but doesn't approach.
Main Street of my new town! Cute, isn't it?