Sunday, August 30, 2009

Exploring Town

All our possessions are moved and many boxes are unpacked and the items put away. David is enrolled in high school and has begun attending his new school. Rich has gone back to work and life is beginning to get back to some sense of order. Of course, I still haven’t found some of our everyday possessions, so we are eating off our good china.

Our new favorite butcher shop
With all the changes I have been able to discover some gems around town. I saw a little locally owned butcher shop and had to laugh at the name, “Two Fat Butchers.” The name got my interest, but the price, quality, and selection got my business. David was with me for my first visit and he was fascinated by watching the butcher hack up a turkey. He had lots of questions and the butcher patiently answered them all. I spent less than I would have at the grocery store and got better quality. We are eating well.

David watches the turkey’s demise
We also live close enough to a local Mexican restaurant that we are able to walk to. When the subject turns to restaurants the first one named by everyone is Jalisco and we found this out one of our first mornings in our new home. Between 10:30 and 11:00 am we can smell the wonderful aroma wafting up the hill to our home. Every Thursday their entire lunch menu is on sale for $4.99 and with the amount of food they give you it’s enough for 2 to 3 meals. So the last two weeks I didn’t have to make dinner on Thursday night.
My first lunch at Jalisco
I also took David on a walk to the park and found a garden center that has a fruit and vegetable store. We have had some wonderful corn and potatoes. As you can tell we are not spending a lot at the grocery store.

When I can find the walls behind all the boxes I will give you a tour of our new home.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

So glad to hear from you again and see that things are somewhat back to "normal". I've been praying for you all!! Can't wait to see pictures of your new house!! How is David adjusting to a new school?? It can be so hard walking into a new school and not knowing anyone!! I pray he finds a good friend real soon! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Janet

rita said...

Sounds like you've found the important things!
I'm looking forward to hearing more about your new neighborhood, home and church.
I've missed you.
rita

Decadent Housewife said...

Oh my. You live walking distance to a Mexican restaurant. See. God knew what He was doing.