My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were out of town this weekend so we agreed to let their dog out during the day. Of course, it rained off and on all weekend and we had to let the dog in and out according to the storm schedule. The nice thing is, we live 1 minute from them.
Last night we played cards with Emily’s mom and dad while the kids messed around and watched movies, etc. A storm popped up so I ran over to put the dog back in. The dog was 1 minute from Emily’s folks’ place too. Things are just closer here. We used to live near Nashville, TN and nothing was close…or even if it was close, there was too much traffic to “get there” in a reasonable amount of time. We could see the grocery store from our first apartment in TN but it sometimes took us 1/2 hour to get there. In Charleston, life is just easier. We have most of the same things as any other city but it’s easier to “get there” from here. But more importantly than being close to stuff, is being close to people…we’re closer to family and friends here.