I was initially a bit apprehensive about moving back to the country. I loved visiting my grandparents’ farm when I was a kid, but when I lived in the country with my first husband, it just wasn’t what I expected. I was happy to move back to town, where I lived but a few blocks from the major entertainments (library, theater, bowling alley). I liked walking places and stopping to chat with people along the way.
But as time wore on, I did less and less of that. So when Seymour pitched a move to the country after five years being miserable in town, I grudgingly decided to give it another shot. He assured me many times over that this time would be different, and boy, has it!
While most of the negatives of late have been due to Mother Nature (thanks a lot for all the water you dumped in my basement), there have been some notable positives as well:
• The peace and quiet.
Let’s face it, life in the country is just more peaceful. There are no neighbors out mowing their lawn at some ungodly hour of the morning or having parties in their driveways that last late into the night. There are no kids tromping through the yard on their way home from school. There are no yappy little neighbor dogs who start barking every time I open the fridge in my own kitchen.
At least, I hope there aren’t.