Moving: Offer Accepted!

new condo - 9 sep 2011

Yesterday while I was listening to some great music with the girls at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Rob got a counter-offer, made a counter and then settled on price and terms. So, in just a few weeks, we will have a “Ponce, inside Commerce” street address. I’m giddy with anticipation! But also nervous …

Living: Decatur Book Fest

Decatur Book Festival - 4 sep 2011

As part of an effort I am making to get out and connect with other people on a more regular basis, I volunteered at the Decatur Book Festival on the square in Decatur this weekend. I worked a total of five hours, spread over two days and in two locations I had never before set …

Kids: Freedom to Roam

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On Tuesday afternoon, Chloe had a two-hour gymnastics class at the Atlanta Gymnastics Center. Rob isn’t home, so that means that I can’t jus drop her off and go home. I have to stick around to bring her bak home. Usually, I’d just leave Camille at home during this time, but I suggested that maybe …

Moving: Meeting with our agent

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A week ago, Rob, the girls and I headed to Decatur to look at four different condos in two buildings that are right across the street from each other. Surprisingly, the girls really enjoyed trying to visualize what life might be like living in a condo. Even the idea of sharing a room was FUN …

Eating Out: Leon’s Full Service

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After meeting with our agent and looking at four condos in two different buildings, we needed a drink. So we stopped in at Leon’s Full Service and sat in the bar along the front window. The girls and I had limonatas while Rob had a beer. We also ordered a snack of “Pub Frites” with …

Eating Out: The Yogurt Tap

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Today was our first meeting with our realtor in Decatur. The girls and I arrived early and found a great spot in front of the library; fortunately, I had TWELVE quarters in my car to feed the meter. A quarter for every ten minutes. As we had thirty minutes before the meeting, we stopped in …

Eating Out: Siam Thai

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In considering a move of this magnitude (granted it is only five miles, but, still, it is a huge change), we really want to get a better feel for what “Life on the Square” might be like. We drove over to Decatur, drove around a few blocks, parked the car at the courthouse garage and …

Moving: So, what gives?

pine lake porch - 11 may 2011

Yes, I love my house. Yes, I love Pine Lake. We have wonderful neighbors; we are warmly greeted as we walk and bike around our little hamlet. I have a gorgeous house with plenty of room for all of us, all our stuff and visitors. But, I’ve still been feeling like something is missing. The …

Decatur Squared Map

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As part of our explorations of Decatur, I’m creating a map of places we frequent. [googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=202060294830511562454.0004ab4406ec906240b3b&ie=UTF8&ll=33.774465,-84.295674&spn=0,0&vpsrc=6&output=embed&w=425&h=350]