Saturday, May 26, 2007

Home sweet home

Thanks for all the compliments on the house, and the get-well wishes! I'm feeling better, but now Coffeeboy (who certainly does know how to keep a knitter happy) is sick instead of me, which was pretty much a foreordained conclusion, but I'm still sorry it happened.

Now that it's the weekend, I can sit down to describe the place for all of you! It's a small 2-story condo, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, laundry room, fireplace, garage - pretty much all the types of spaces we wanted. We'll actually have a master bath in our bedroom, a more spacious office, and a guestroom. It's right behind a grocery store (a Food Lion, whose truck entrance we share as a driveway for the complex). Thankfully, the units are surrounded by trees, not other grocery stores.

The grocery store complex itself has a small coffeeshop, a pizza place, and a Chinese food place (not sure if it's good yet). The next closest building is the Methodist church, across the street from Coffeeboy's college, which has a Methodist connection. Next to the Methodist church is another small shopping center, this one with the yarn store, a bookstore, a cool little breakfast/lunch cafe, a burrito place, a natural foods (the kind with lots of supplements, bulk items, and books, rather than the kind with those things plus groceries and produce). All in all, a very convenient place to live, especially given that the small downtown area is another 5-10 minutes away up a hill. Exercise and the relative end of suburban living, here we come!

The area itself is really nice, too - a five minute drive from a national forest with hiking trails, a ten minute drive from a summer music festival center, not to mention probably various crafty and fibery places I have yet to discover in western NC!


schrodinger said...

The house sounds great!! Enjoy exploring your new neighborhood. And done't forget to post pictures of the progress.

Anonymous said...

Your home sounds perfect! Enjoy!

Danielle said...

Western NC, esp. Asheville, is a pretty amazing place if you like music. An old roommate and I spent a bizarre and wonderful Saturday night up at an old-fashioned campground in the mountains dancing (me) and playing old-time music (her) with old people.

Teri S. said...

What a cute little house! The surrounding area sounds perfect...I hope you'll enjoy living there. It's too bad Coffeeboy caught what you had. I wish him a quick recovery!

KosherAcademic said...

It sounds lovely and looks gorgeous! Congrats!!