Small town living lesson to be learned #1.... everyone knows everything.
The very day last week that hubs got the commercial building permit for his car lot, a reporter from the newspaper, The Snyder Daily News, called him to ask a few questions.
Yesterday that story was on the front page of the esteemed Snyder Daily News. (Slow news day?)
There were "kin folk" (you know, relatives) calling my MIL asking if that was her son moving to Snyder. It seems hubs has a handful of distant relatives in Snyder.
Heaven help me. I am going to have to keep my antics and foolishness on the down low. Or else I'll be in the paper and my MIL will get phone calls. I am going to have to stay locked up in my sewing cottage instead of painting the town red.
On to a different subject....after 2 days of looking for the remote control for the tv in the living room, I am relieved to say we found it. In the artificial Christmas tree storage bag, that was already packed and ready to store for the year. Whew, that was a close call.
A special shout out to my girls, my girls that I adore more than life itself, who are acting morose like I will never see them again! I have told them me moving will be like nothing has changed. It is only a 1.5 hour drive to Lubbock and I will always have a place to stay, with MIL, if I need to spend the night....like on scrapbook night!
Remember that I am moving to a town of 10,000. There is no Target, no SteinMart, no Super WalMart (there is a plain WalMart...but I have my standards), no quilt shop. I will still be going to my dr. and dentist in Lubbock, going to my quilt clubs, book club and most of all heaven knows I WON'T be getting my hair cut in any small town beauty shop!!!! So you will still see me, lots of me! I lurve you girlies!
I bet when the big town scrapbook girls come to Quilty Chick's house for slumber parties that WILL make the newspaper! Yeehaw, can't wait! MIL will have to take her phone off the hook those weekends!
***Disclaimer***I don't totally mean to dis my new hometown(in case the newspaper has found my blog). I have done some shopping research during many of our trips to Snyder. There is a bitchin' cool antique-junk store. A huge ancient rambling building that goes on for ever and you wonder if the floor might cave in at any point. It is stuffed full of enough treasures to keep me wondering around in there for the next 20 years. On the square, yep the small town square, there is a kind of a cool little coffee shop (it's no Starbucks, but it will do), a scrapbook store, the token small town pricey gift shop (where all the local girls do their wedding registries) which honestly had really cool stuff and a small craft mall type shop. The only down side is I am not real sure on clothing stores....small town clothing stores will most likely be scary. I will have to drive to Lubbock to keep my Target wardrobe in tact.