Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I saw yesterday…


Yesterday, Greg, Evan, Olive and I went out to look at a house that my friend Donna told me about the night we went out for dinner.  Because I had a couple of Margaritas that night, I got confused about where the house was and my wandering around looking for it got me nowhere.  So I emailed Donna and she gave me the details.
  
Donna informed me that this house is rather old.   Well, the house is one year younger than me.  Does that make the house old or just mature?  She also said that it hasn’t been lived in for a while.  It would need a bit of work to make it livable.  But Greg and I have been talking about downsizing for a while and the price is right, so we decided that we should at least drive by to see how it looked in person.

After we looked it over and talked about it for a little while, we decided this particular house would be a bit too much of a downsize.  So unless we bought the house next door to it too and he lived in one and me in the other, it probably wouldn't work.  We would share custody of the pug Olive, of course.  However, I’m a bit afraid that that would defeat the purpose of downsizing, so I guess it’s back to the drawing board for us.

I like the way the ivy is growing up around the chimney.  I think it's very pretty.
Since we were sort of in the vicinity and it was time for lunch, we went on out to Janine’s Frosty in Ware.  Janine’s is one of the places around here where you can eat outside and take the dog with you.  On the way to Janine’s, we had to go by Breezeland Orchard.  To our great delight, Breezeland was open.  So we just had to stop and see if they had any of their famous Cider Doughnuts.  Yay!  They did.  Greg picked up a half dozen.  I’m not a big fan of doughnuts, but those darn doughnuts are out of the ordinary.


Ummmm, donuts!
We had lunch at Janine’s.

Good advice from the folks at Janine's.
And then took the long way home.


On the way we got behind this guy.  I joked that Granny must have fallen out somewhere along the way but I think he was actually taking the chair to the Salvation Army, which is just around that curve.






21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the 'gravity' advice at the cone place. but maybe that applies to 'granny', too. :)

Eli OKeefe said...

We need one of those ice cream signs for our kitchen:)
Love the ivy too!
Elisabeth

Juliana said...

It was interesting day yesterday))))
Have a great tomorrow!))

xoxo, Juliana
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Debbie said...

oh i really like taking the long way home, the back roads, the unknown path!!

i always get the best pictures that way!!

Debbie said...

i forgot about the donuts. they look yummy!!

augcott said...

I loved your comment about separate homes ... I laughed out loud!
Cider donuts ... oh my! I could eat a half dozen in one sitting!
:-)

Robert Geiss said...

Yes, there's no feeling like knowing that 'there is a way back home'.

Please have you all a good Wednesday.

Nicki said...

what a trip. I love the ice cream sign and immediately thought of the Beverly Hillbillies with the chair.

Chatty Crone said...

I like the long way home and those donuts. sandie

MEcoy said...

that donut shot was great you can work on a food magazine or what

Brian King said...

Man, those cider donuts look good! I haven't had one of those in a long time. Love your shot of the chimney!

Nancy Claeys said...

Good luck in your future house searches. Sounds like fun to me.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The old house certainly did look like it needed some work at least from the chimney shot and all the vine growing. Did you get any other shots, Barbara? Well, perhaps not since you said it wouldn't work for downsizing. Of course, the back way is always the best for us, even on our road trips. Sadly we will have to avoid just looking at those cider donuts for awhile as we are on the South Beahc Plan (not diet, lifestyle change) and maybe later we could sample a bit. Hope granny didn't go to Goodwill with the chair :-)

Margaret said...

I think cozy and organized is nice... sometimes if we "purge" the downsizing isn't so bad :) At least that's what I hear. I think your photos and commentary are awesome! Your photos are beautiful and the black is very sharp as a background. (That donut shot is so tempting)

Margaret said...

I think cozy and organized is nice... sometimes if we "purge" the downsizing isn't so bad :) At least that's what I hear. I think your photos and commentary are awesome! Your photos are beautiful and the black is very sharp as a background. (That donut shot is so tempting)

Mary said...

I have missed you as of late. Wonderful pictures..love the doughnuts...almost enjoyed the taste...Fave is the B & W of sunflower!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, sad to say, gravity is indeed real! Sorry about the house being too small as thee ivy up the chimney is nice! :)

Love for Food and Photography said...

Enchanting place, beautiful pictures (I love so much the wood) and, how good can be the cider doughnouts!! :-P

James said...

Great post but poor granny! lol. :)

Rose said...

I say Mature, not old...and I love the shot second from the bottom.

Stratoz said...

Love cider donuts