Hi again from NC! Here is the latest.
Jerry and I put an offer on a house today. It's located in Kernersville, home of Prissy Polly's Pig Pickin' bbq....from my last email. I think it is a good offer, so we are waiting to hear. Our agent was so pleased with herself (to be finally getting rid of us!) She said, beaming, "I am asking that they leave all of the appliances!"
Okay....leave them where?
"In the house."
Where the hell else would they leave them? Blank stare...I do alot of that here.
"Bless your heart! Appliances are personal property. People usually take them when they move."
Run, Toto. We're not in South Florida anymore.
"I'll give you a call Monday to let you know what the sellers say."
Okay. Call me on the cell. I'll be at Home Depot buying appliances.
So we leave, and I go on to lunch, then work. Jerry's parents have stopped in on their way to Maggie Valley, NC, where the really rich people have homes. Great to see them, except they picked the weekend of homecoming AND the Chrysler Classic, so of course the nearest hotel room is in Atlanta. I asked Jerry where they would be staying.
"With us, in our apartment, duh!"
Back to my blank stare. Four adults, one toddler on sugar high (thanks, gramps!) and one bathroom. Great idea, duh!
Of course, had to take said inlaws to Prissy Polly's. Armed with the bbq knowledge that Jerry and I so painstakingly gleaned, they knew to order Lexington, except Gramps, who ordered chili (more blank stares, but now I was not alone!) There was our friend from the first visit.
Are you from Kernersville? We are relocating here....do you like it?
"Yeah, but I'm not from these parts. I'm from Cain (KAAAYYUN.) Do y'all know KAAAYYUN?"
Other than the brother of AAAYYYBULL, no.
"Well it's reeeeyulll small, we didn't have cable tv or nothin', so that's why I like it here, cuz this here's a city."
(I can report that bbq spit from your mouth projectile fashion WILL come off of latex paint. Clothes are another matter altogether.)
"Where y'all from?"
Sympathetic smile reserved for the feeble minded. "Bless your heart. This must seem like kinda a small town to y'all!"
No blank stare this time. I now know that you can put someone down, condescend, or be "jinuwine"...as long as you sugar coat it with "Bless your heart", well, no hard feelings. I am learning.
Truly, bless your hearts. I love and miss you terribly!!!!