Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #64

  1. We live near a "Power Cut," a path in the forest that is kept clear for the power and phone lines to go through. It sometimes helps to walk in the power cut, especially when you're on a hill--you can get a better view of everything. In other words, you can see the forest despite the trees.

  2. Some people in this area live all year long in a campground along a river. Some have campers with porches, some actually have small mobile homes. Makes it easy when there is a flood. Sometimes I'm jealous of their simple life and ability to just pick up and leave.

  3. A neighbor took our unneeded trailer. I guess it was there as a camping trailer for hunting, but we never used it. The neighbor moved it down the street and put it on his property, where it sits next to abandoned cars and other junk. We call this yard the "debris field."

  4. A snake fell into our cistern when we went to check the level. It makes me feel strange when I take a shower in the "snake water." Don't worry--I checked the other day, and I think (hope) the snake got out.

  5. A friend was interested in a house on sale near us. We promised to check it out for them. If you thought our house was in the middle of nowhere, this house was even more secluded. If I lived there and had to give directions to find the place, the final two directions would be "just past the meth lab, take the first (and only) muddy driveway on the left. If you don't have a 4 x 4, just park and hike up the 1/4 mile to the house." I feel sorry for the realtor.

  6. It's tobacco harvesting time. Many of the people around here live almost exclusively on what they get for their harvest during this time.

  7. The houses down the hill are finally getting municipal water. They have no plans to bring the water service up to my property, though. We were joking about how this may help our property value.

  8. We live in a "dry" county--no beer or alcohol sales in our area. However, since we live near the edge of the county, our street is the "beer run". There are two stores that sell beer about 5-6 miles away. If it wasn't the beer run, I don't think we'd see much traffic at all.

  9. One of the places that sells beer nearby is a "drive thru" store. I went there once and had to wait for the chickens to get out of my way before I could pull up to the window.

  10. When I lived in the city, I had a rule about not buying food from a store that was also a bait shop. I can't have that rule any more or I would starve.

  11. I suspect that our mail carrier is reading one of our magazines. It's a weekly magazine, but we receive it several days late or not at all. We used to joke that they are also watching our Netflix movies.

  12. Some long-distance bikers use our road for training. I have to keep a close eye on the dog on the weekends, or he'll chase the bikers. Actually, I think it helps them get up the hill to have a dog barking at their heels.

  13. Spiders are a big problem around the house. They can spin a web very quickly and catch you it it. The other day, a large spider made a beautiful web across my closet entrance. I saw it just in time.


Anonymous said...

wow, this was so interesting. especially #1! and cool blog BTW.

Believer in Balance said...

Why did you leave the city again? :)

Unknown said...

What a neat place! Thanks for posting!

Mom on a Quest said...

Is Creekistan the real name of the place? I do admire you for having the guts to move and change lifestyles. Very interesting!

Anonymous said...

I find it just fascinating to hear about places that I have no knowledge of! Your home is so different from my own. I don't know how I would handle the spiders though!
My TT post is up here if you fancy dropping by for a read.
Happy TT!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Eeew on the spiders! But is looks rather charming to me...of course, I've always been a country girl. :)

Robin said...

That sure is different from my neighborhood (urban suburb of Tel Aviv). Thanks for the glimpse inside.

Anonymous said...

I'm so out in the sticks that if you sent me a postcard addressed to Colleen, I'd probably get it. But you're out further than me. I hate to think about you thinking about taking a shower in snake water!

Janet said...

LOL no alcohol, but you can get meth!

And #13 just creeped me out SO bad. *SHIVERS*

Anonymous said...

After I read #4, I wonder, are you absolutely sure ou got all the snakes out?

cindy kay said...

What a great list! I feel like I've actually been to and seen where you live. Number 12 is funny-- I can just picture those bikers pedaling for all they're worth.

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