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Old 12-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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The wife and I are back from our future hometown in Colorado. After talking with a prospective home builder and after a lot of meditation we are moving on with our plans to build our dream home (As my wife likes to call it). So applications will be submitted and permits pulled after a long bidding process and after a long "uncertainly" on my part.

Our trip, this time was a learning experience. One thing I have learned living in the city all my life and running a business for the last 20 some odd years, that is in sharp contrast, to small town living and that is I need to cool my jets some. Things...All things, that involves living and breathing in a small town, regardless if it's business, schedules, shopping, whatever is done on the honesty of word and living life is at a much slower pace (However, I did insist on a building contract without any questions). Another, and without any offense to our long term/native Colorado members, is the pronunciation of words. Example...Buena [boo-ay’-no, nah] Vista as enunciated by my native Arizonan tongue vs. "Biewna Vista" as enunciated by the town and surrounding towns inhabitants. There's more words with odd little pronunciations, but we'll adapt. Fun time and safe trip to and fro.

I took some photos our first night there.

The first photo is Christmas trees lined up each side of the sidewalk in the town's park. They're donated by businesses or in memory of a family member whom passed away. More often than not, there is snow on the ground that sparkles from the lights. This trip was dry and some what warm during the days we were there.



The next photo is a lighted Christmas tree outline, place on lookout mountain, overlooking the town. It's all volunteer work when it goes up and comes down.



Well that's about it. I feel like a limp dishrag this morning after taking a 12 hour drive to Phoenix and turning it into a 15 hour drive with no thanks to the slow moving response executed by the AZ DPS. That's another story.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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The wife and I are back from our future hometown in Colorado. After talking with a prospective home builder and after a lot of meditation we are moving on with our plans to build our dream home (As my wife likes to call it). So applications will be submitted and permits pulled after a long bidding process and after a long "uncertainly" on my part.

Our trip, this time was a learning experience. One thing I have learned living in the city all my life and running a business for the last 20 some odd years, that is in sharp contrast, to small town living and that is I need to cool my jets some. Things...All things, that involves living and breathing in a small town, regardless if it's business, schedules, shopping, whatever is done on the honesty of word and living life is at a much slower pace (However, I did insist on a building contract without any questions). Another, and without any offense to our long term/native Colorado members, is the pronunciation of words. Example...Buena [boo-ay’-no, nah] Vista as enunciated by my native Arizonan tongue vs. "Biewna Vista" as enunciated by the town and surrounding towns inhabitants. There's more words with odd little pronunciations, but we'll adapt. Fun time and safe trip to and fro.

I took some photos our first night there.

The first photo is Christmas trees lined up each side of the sidewalk in the town's park. They're donated by businesses or in memory of a family member whom passed away. More often than not, there is snow on the ground that sparkles from the lights. This trip was dry and some what warm during the days we were there.



The next photo is a lighted Christmas tree outline, place on lookout mountain, overlooking the town. It's all volunteer work when it goes up and comes down.



Well that's about it. I feel like a limp dishrag this morning after taking a 12 hour drive to Phoenix and turning it into a 15 hour drive with no thanks to the slow moving response executed by the AZ DPS. That's another story.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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Glad you made it home safely Jim. And yes moving from the city to the country, or small town does take some adapting. Once you learn to "chill out" a little you'll enjoy it. It takes some of us old dogs a little longer than it does the younger folks. Since I was raised in the country my old country ways came back fairly fast. Our little county has one of the best bass lakes in the world so it is growing with "townies". Less than 100 miles from Dallas doesn't hurt either. Lots of high dollar homes around the lake. Most have yet to adapt and look at you like your crazy when you wave....and everyone in the country waves at everyone and every vehicle they pass. And it isn't the one finger wave either.
Good luck with the building process. I'm sure your going to need it. Hopefully there are building inspectors in your new area to make sure things are done to code. We didn't have that and got short changed in a few places.
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