Thursday, April 19, 2012

Village Homes and Life Happens

All of these pictures were taken out the car window. This one on the move. Just some homes that I like. They will all look different soon when we can plant flowers . The one above is the Buxton Inn and it is for sale. There are several houses that are being sold with this property. They are B& Bs. The inn is haunted. I even had a tiny experience of that once in the basement pub.
I took this of the doggy. I think this is Gracie and she lives next door to this house. She used to come into school in the mornings. This home had a major makeover. I have seen the inside and it is wonderful.
Same house and my rear view mirror.
Downtown on a sunny day........a moving picture.

Alot of the homes in the village have historical markers. This one had a big delivery that day.
I love the paint colors on this one. It was funny because the next day I was driving by and they were power washing the house.
Real Life Happens:
I have been catching up with friends lately. One I hadn't seen for 40 years. That was so nice. I spent yesterday with a friend that is moving to South Carolina......I will really miss her.
In two hours this morning we had alot happen. First the girly girls spilled their paint water in the kitchen and I had to mop. Then we kept smelling something and it wasn't my new lilac candle that was burning. We thought one of the dogs had to potty. We found the source.....yuck for dingleberries.......and not small ones. So Izzy (glad it was the little dog) had to get a bath and other things done. Alot of cleaning up.....and not fun.
Then Anabelle wanted to see if the eggs in my little glass thing were real. I said they weren't and took one out. As soon as I noticed there was a small hole in it and that they had been real, she picked up another and crunch. She is very curious.
These things didn't happen today but all last week:
My Mom's dog bit her.......and she had to go to the doctor. Later that day the dog warden knocked on her door to check on the dog and her shots. The dog weighs 5 pounds. Thought that was pretty funny. My Mom couldn't get rabies because she was attacked by a raccoon and had to have the rabies series which is a lifetime immunity.
I am filling up at the gas station and the pump stops at $10.....a guy pulls in laughing and looking at me. He said he'd paid for gas and then forgot to get it. I ended up giving him a $20 and getting another $10 .....very strange.
I am stopping at a stop sign and a car pulls up next to me.......on a two lane with one lane going each way. Still don't know what he was doing. He was scary looking and had a big truck. He followed my car very closely all the way into town. He finally turned off. I was going to go straight to the police station and honk my horn if he continued.
Okay that's all folks of the weird and random happenings.......but it's real life here. No sugar coating esp about the dingleberries.


Blondie's Journal said...

You lead quite an exciting life! My sister is so like you...she can't go out without coming back with an interesting story!

What are dingleberries? I am a little afraid to know, but curious!


P.S. Lovely homes and the Inn is beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

What a very weird week you have had! REALLY weird! I hope your life calms down a bit now.

Those homes and that inn are all just beautiful! xo Diana

Nan said...

I'm not sure about the gas thing. Did a customer pull up and say he forgot to get gas, but why would you give him 20, you would give him 10 then get 10 more from the station. I guess I missed something not unusual for me lol.
I loved all the sweet older styled homes in your area they have always been of great interest to me.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You're too funny!
Thanks for the cute house pics!
Erica :)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a charming town. Love all the older homes and the picturesque downtown, too.

E said...

Thanks for the tour, what a cute town. The gas station fiasco sounds like me LOL ... you sure have your fair share of excitement ! E

Julia said...

You seem to have an easy go lucky attitude with a lot happening in your life.

I'm quite fond of the white house with the colons and porch.

I had to laugh at the "dingleberries", here we call them nuggets. Lol... My daughter's husband have a white cats with long fur who has digestive problems and these nuggets accumulate once in a while and the have to clip the fur around there. I think that I like dingleberries better than nuggets.

The gas thing is very strange indeed.


Julia said...

That should be a white cat and not cats. JB

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

UGG! You are right, no sugar coating here..but none needed on the house! Lovely! YOU GAVE HIM MONEY?? Sorry, but I would not have bought it. He could have gone to the cashier and gotten his money...seems fishy to me. No one drives off without finishing getting their gas. The pump STOPS when the tank is full!
The doggie poop thing..well..sheesh!
And the little egg.. well, S happens doesn't it?? :)
The guy that followed you have a cell phone...heavens ..USE the thing in a case like that! VERY upsetting!!
BE CAREFUL! Ok? We need your blogginess!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

...and that should be "houses" not house! :)

Jo said...

Things are never boring in your part of this state!

bj said... catches up with us every now and then and it ain't always a pretty sight. :))

patchworkandlace said...

Hi lovely to meet you and for your lovely comments on my blog i am now following you ,lovely homes they are huga and i love the rocking chairs on the front porches xx

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Debby, That's why we have blogs, to record regular life, the beauty of any given day. Be careful out too smart for strangers, like I always told my kids! Love, Penny

Susie said...

Debby, I love the tour of pretty homes. You made me laugh about the dogs. Enjoy your weekend . Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

Gretchen said...

What a week! I think you better hibernate this weekend before anything else happens. Loved the pictures of the houses. What an adorable town.


Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Wow you HAVE had some weird things going on. OH NO on the Buxton being sold. I LOVE that place and stayed their several times. Stayed in one of the haunted rooms once but didn't have any haunting experiences. :o( It would be a DREAM to buy the place....

Jooles said...

beautiful house...i espeially love downton.
What a week youve had...hope you mom is ok now.
have a super lovely weekend
love jooles x

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's some weird stuff, Debby! Well, the gas guy and the truck guy. Funny about the eggs being real after all.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debby honey your pretty darn good with a camera to take such good pics out a car window. lol
Love these old homes and would love to hear about your ghost story.
I don't understand about the guy at the gas station. Why would you give him money. Was it a scam? I guess I need to reread it. haha
You have had a lot happening in a week.
Take care honey
Love ya

Donna said...

What pretty houses with so much character! Fun post that made me laugh. You are one busy lady!
Thankyou for your supportive comments lately. I couldn't appreciate them more Debby!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh wow Deb..
I absolutely adore Home no. 2 you posted and so did my daughter.

a haunted Inn, now thats a place I'd love to visit for sure.

Funny story too lol..
thanks so much for visiting me and sending good wishes. I appreciate it so much.


LBP said...

I love old houses! Your pictures are so pretty. I would love to see them in real life. What a day you had. When it rains it pours!



Anonymous said...

The quality of life - the beautiful edible landscaping in Village Homes makes it hard to leave.