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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

These are the people in my neighborhood…

So far, there are some pretty fun people around these parts.  A couple deserve a mention.
My favorite is “Carpool Lady”. She’s awesome!  This woman picks up my kids from school and delivers them straight to my door even though it’s three miles out of her way.  I’ve offered several times to pick up the kids at her house, but she just smiles and says, “It’s no big deal!”   She’s fed my husband and son when I had to go to Wichita for a volleyball game, she’s delivered my son to a volleyball game that I was line judging and she’s had my son over to play multiple times.  Instead of thinking that this woman has a very kind heart, I worry that I’ve given her the impression that I’m needy, scattered and incapable of juggling my children’s activities, which I’m willing to continue that impression since it’s obviously working in my favor.  She has earned an official spot on my Christmas list. 
Many of you have met Ramone.  He’s still just as precious as the first day we met him.  I love talking to him over the fence.  He’s invited Clay to hunt on his property with this warning, “You can shoot anyting you wan, but if you shoot wanna my cows, dat’s when we part ways nkay?”  Many times when I’m talking to him he’ll gaze off into the field and say in a quick whisper, “Look over der!  You see any deers?”  So far, I’ve never seen the deer that’s caught his eye.  He’s also a wealth of knowledge on my house. He knows when the fireplace was taken out, when the heat pump was put in and the names of several of the previous owners.  Me and Ramone, wees gonna be good neighbors for a long, long time or alees until he croaks. 
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