I just snorted with laughter. I need one of those.
Awww, there MUST be something about Asheville that you like. I'll give you a hint!ME!!!!! :)
Bumper stickers hold the deepest truths of the world. :)
Holy Crap....... I'd look into moving. Serious moving. Your sanity is more important than money. For real...
Supermom,Yes... but you could move with us ;)Me, Myself & I,Oh believe you me... I look into it... practically everyday.
Charleston???? Please put that on your list. In all seriousness, what are your top three places? Ken and I always have a Top 3, sometimes it changes too, like recently San Diego just moved into my Top 3 (places I'd like to live).
Kiki,I've been thinking about that myself.#1 Park Slope, Brooklyn#2 Traverse City, MI (it's on Lake Michigan)I don't have a #3 yet... I did like Charleston...
Wisconsin used to have bumper stickers advertising itself by saying "Escape to Wisconsin." My grandfather doctored it a bit to say "Escape Wisconsin." That surely irritated my grandma. :)
Kira's Journal,Ha! that's funny :)
Yes, Charleston, please. I would never say move here. Its okay, but.....well the ocean is all we have.
Oh that is too funny...I wish I had seen that one before moving also!!!
You know, I think I have a better understanding of your town after the India and Vermont comparisons. I get ya. Oh, Adam has been agreeing with you since you guys moved that Asheville is awful -- he visited and couldn't stand it.I am going to be sending out positive Park Slope vibes into the universe for you...if only so I can meet you!
OMG-once again, you are reading my mind....Eric and I just had this EXACT same conversation yesterday as we were driving (about how run down Asheville is)....he doesn't see it, I think because it is his hometown and it has changed dramatically in the past ten years or so so for him, it has improved dramatically and for me it is like moving to a 3rd world country.... I was comparing it to the other cities that we have lived in and saying exactly what you are saying-it is so run down, unkept, weeds everywhere, roads look terrible, etc.,etc...Eric had a good point that kind of makes sense-there is no major industry or large corporation (such as in Charlotte-the banks made sure the downtown looked nice)...but here, it is Biltmore-so it looks nice there but everywhere else, it is just local businesses who do not have the resources or the 'pull' with city government to get things done?!?! I don't know...but I'm with you...I'm never going to like it and I've been here going on 4 years now. There are only certain areas that look nice...everywhere else it amazes me on a daily basis how run down things are...it's just weird. I guess I take comfort in knowing that I'm not crazy because before meeting you all I have heard is how great Asheville is, how much I'd love it here, blah, blah, blah....and now that I'm here I just don't see it and I really thought maybe it was me....I think my Mom pegged it appropriately-it is a great place to visit but to live here, it is a different story.
Well, since I am a native and my husband is a native to Asheville maybe we see it like we want to remember it. Things have changed so much over our lifetime. I don't see us ever leaving but that's okay we like it here. We have our favorite places to eat. Shop. Visit. I would condsider moving to Charleston/Folly Beach area if that was a possibility.
Supermom,Well there are a couple of important factors:You guys live in one of the nicest neighborhoods and it's actually physically pretty there. Also you both have family and memories here.And (I'm assuming) you don't have a 300K mortgage since you've had the house awhile.Renee,Girl... you know it's true...Haley,I'm currently going to start implementing "The Secret". I'm moving back. It's going to happen.I might even make a vision board...
Woohoo! Taste the Two Boots pizza...
Outrageous cost of living is why my husband and I don't live there anymore. We lived in Brevard which was a quaint little town until they put those huge, ugly, black traffic light posts everywhere. If you like nature, there are some amazing hikes and gorgeous waterfalls.Anyway, sorry you're not happy in Asheville. I would look into moving as soon as possible before you start to put down roots in an area that you really don't want to be. And then in the future,"Don't mess with happy!" ( ( hugs ) )
Mila,I know... that's one more reason I don't want to take Kid out of her school. Should we have the opportunity to move in a year or two I would hate to have had her change schools an extra time. The good news is that now we know what we specifically like and don't like and can make a better decision when a new opportunity comes up. We are not small city people. We're probably not Southern people. My criteria is a lot more defined.
I'm making a vision board myself. Truly. I'm just need to google it and think about it more, then I'm gonna create it in the next few days. This conversation is very interesting in light of our potential move...
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