small town USA
I am not content. Mr. Hughes is not content. Things have been festering for awhile and we are thinking about making some changes. Some major changes. We have been sitting around during the little vacation time we had talking, planning, dreaming. We want a different life. In a different place. We want to move. You see, while we love our home, we don't like where we live. Our town lacks character. We are in a subdivision with less than ideal neighbors. And, there is nothing to do here, that we enjoy, that is. We often drive to nearby Franklin to just be there. But, we can't get what we want there. Too expensive for what we would like to have.
So this is the favor that I ask all of you: simply tell us a great place to live. Okay, not so simple. Here is what we are looking for:
- Small to medium affordable town within an hour of a city
- Historic... character... something besides chain restaurants and Bed, Bath and Beyond. You know, some place with little festivals and antique shops. I would love a "walking" type town.
- Temperate weather... southeast preferably (both of our mothers live in TN)
- Safe... low crime
- Cute, old houses that aren't VERY expensive close to the downtown. We want an older home.
- A Catholic Church... sounds silly, but many towns in the South don't have one.
You know, I adore Savannah. I love it. But, Mr. Hughes doesn't like the crime rate. And, where we would want to live wouldn't exactly be affordable. And, if you could suggest a place closer to the coast...
Mr. Hughes can work from wherever and I am pretty resourceful, I can find something. Again, we aren't looking to make this move soon. We would be crazy to put our house up right now. But, we both agree that we would need to make this before Baby Hughes gets too old. This is something we want to do for us. Yes, I am sure it will be scary to just pick up and move, especially if it is far away. And, we wouldn't even have a job to blame it on.
And, who knows, maybe something affordable will come up where we would want to be in Franklin. But, like I said, closer to the ocean...
So, what do you think? Can you help us? Oh, and those of you who live in older homes... I want to know your horror stories... electrical, plumbing, eh....ghosts?!
And, if any of you are just crazy in love with a place and want to write a post, email me and let me know and I will set up a McKlinky party or a blogroll.
Oh, and there is still time to enter my 100th post giveaway. I will draw the winners tomorrow!