Friday, February 15, 2008

Weekends in the South

Weekends here are trips to the dump and the grocery. It's not a chore as much as an adventure. Down here as it was in Georgia the trash is deposited at a dump site. Manned by a couple older guys and kept quite clean the dump station is either a weekend trip or at least, every other weekend. It's great, we take in our recycling and garbage as well as absolutely anything else you are throwing out. No need to call for special pick up, no cans to roll out to the end of the driveway, and it's free! Can't beat that.

Considering the cost of gas we try to plan our trips away from home to get the most out of the trip. The dump is always first then the grocery, either in the nearest small town Walmart or off to the bigger suburban area to an upscale grocery.

We have a freezer so we try to stock up if we are headed into suburbia. We probably only venture out that far every couple or few weeks as needed. To be truthful the upscale grocery is probably never really a "needed" trip, it's one of those creature comforts I mentioned in another post. They have some good sales and some things we cannot get at the nearby Walmart.

Once that outing is over then it's home for the household chores. Because the sun shines more often that not down here it's actually quite pleasant to do the chores. I guess when you're happy and in a good mood nothing really seems like a chore. Cranking up the country music helps move the weekend tasks along and set a happy mood. The dogs rarely let us sleep late but since there is no trip into the big city we are just happy to be together and home. Hooray for weekends!

Life is good and we continue to be Blessed.

Next weekend it's the Battle of Aiken. It's going to be a great outing. Stay tuned.

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