Here is pretty amazing. And when we moved here, nearly 3 years ago, I immediately noticed that people were more friendly than my beloved hometown. (blush). So here goes... after a few flower pictures. :)
- I like my current house a lot. It is almost the perfect set-up. I would rather have the laundry downstairs where my room is, but going up and down the stairs is good for me. My home has a dedicated space for my home scholars. The entire upstairs is a teen haven. Only the laundry calls me up there. And, there is so much storage. I love the closet underneath the stairs. (Another wonderful thing about those stairs!) Talking about stairs, there are pull-down stairs to the attic storage. Amazing feature! And, I have all new appliances, which is a total blessing. And did I mention that I have worked hard to create flower beds nearly around my whole house? And most of all, this house is very affordable. Houses are so much cheaper down here.
- Our house is in a somewhat bike friendly area. It is not the rail-to-trail that I long for, but we have oodles of quiet streets to ride around, and they are working on the bike paths. One is being finished that goes over the highway to a farm market that I love. I will admit that riding my bike up and over the bridge is going to be a big challenge, but I will make it a goal. Plus, there is a rumour that a coffee shop is being built on the path in a little strip mall that is being built. I have always said that I wanted to live near a path that goes somewhere, like a market or coffee shop. Now I will.
- The library here is part of a group of little libraries around the state and I have access to so many books. I even have access to all the libraries in the county. And to top it off, I can have ebooks, 10 at a time!!! I don't have to leave my house to get books. Amazing.
- We have a few friends from our church who also live down here and we are working on building community. It has taken awhile, but little by little we have formed a small group and are meeting on a regular basis and praying for one another. I count them among my dearest friends and will miss them if and when we are able to move.
- There is every convenience down here that is up north (except Trader Joe.) The mall is full of great stores and is only a 10-minute drive. They just built a lovely Costco. We have less congestion down here, actually.
- I have found THE BEST orchard down here. I will probably drive down here just to get their apples in the future. They are 91 years in business. I love them. Last summer, I am not kidding, I ate tons of them. I just got an email today that they are reopening this week. I am on my way!!!
- This might be quirky, but we live a mile from a train track and I love to hear the train coming. First, you hear it from far away, then as it gets closer, obviously it gets louder, and I find myself thinking about trains and how I have always enjoyed them. This track is not used on a constant basis and the trains do not go super fast, although they are talking about allowing more trains. I love being near it. If I lived closer, I would probably stop what I am doing and watch them as they passed. I know I am weird. I hate traffic noise and planes, but trains remind me of being at the dunes and anything that can put me in a good frame of mind is OK by me. :)
- And finally, look at this water park. It is ten minutes from my home. When they finish the bike path, we could ride there if we are ambitious. (We'd have to cross a highway at a light and navigate some light traffic along the way.) We spent several hours at this fine pool this past week. It is a lot of fun and it was not crazy busy when we arrived in the evening.
These are really only a few of the reasons to love living in Greenwood, Indiana. I may add to this list as they come to mind. I am truly blessed to live here. Thanks for reading!