Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where I Live ....

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Hello 80% readers, here is elra, and I am one of BPO guest posters. I was reluctant to do it, since I don't really feel that I can write well. But, BPO assure me that I'll be fine. You see, I am not a confident person, and since he is my husband's cousin (of course he is my cousin too), what can I say other then say "ya okay, of course I'll do that"

Not sure what is the 80% about where I live, but I'll try ... maybe these things are the 80% about this small town ...
  • Not everybody has access to sewer system, so you must put your own septic when you built your house, and that can be very costly. When you finally do, a few years later your neighbor comes to ask whether you will be interested to put a new sewer line, by then it's too late. Why would you? after spending ten of thousands, now you have to put a new sewer line just because your neighbor wants to?
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  • I am very happy when this guy built a more then 10,000 sq foot house just 3 houses down from my house. BUT some of my neighbor are whining about it. Its too big, its doesn't make sense, what is he thinking about, that's ashamed, and so on ... Now I start to wonder whether they thought the same when we build our house (though ours was not nearly as big).
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  • I love all the parks near by our house, but they all come with warning "be aware of mountain lion, rattle snakes", you see I am scared of them! For me it would be a 100% without them.
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  • Horse poop .... this is the most annoying thing, especially when it is right in front of your house.
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  • It's absolutely 100% for me but not to my friends who live in different towns. you see, we don't really have street lights. You are not allowed to put light in your gate or drive way for example. They want to keep the town as dark and as private as possible at night (that's why we chose this town) BUT, when we have guests, most of them complain that they couldn't see a thing, they can't find the house number (most likely every house number is hidden and the numbers are too small to read at night without streetlight, it is already hard enough to find the nmuber during the day ) SO, if you come to visit your friend for the first time in this town, most likely you will get lost, even if you been here once or twice, you still can get lost. Ask BPO if you don't believe me, I think he missed and passed our house couple of time at night...
  • They are too many bicyclists, some are very rude and don't want to share the road, although they know that they are having a hard time to bike up the hills and the roads are windy, the rude biker won't move and be courteous enough to let any car pass them, don't even think of honking them, they might give you middle finger ....
  • I think people charge you more money for services when they know that you live here.
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  • I don't think you are allowed to park on the street, I almost never seen anybody park on the street (I heard that you can get a ticket for that, I am not sure) Maybe there is an excuse, sometimes I see people park on the street if they have a party and their drive way is already too full to accommodate those cars
  • Other than that, I love living here.... it's perfect... according to BPO it's 100%, hmmm really? Because, ....
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  • This is the guest shower, I know the shower was not even close to 80% (don't worry BPO, J says he fix the shower/pressure), but I hope BPO at least happy with the view, though not really 100%.
  • This is (guest bedroom) where BPO sleeps when he come to CA, and this is the view from BPO's bedroom's window as soon as he open the curtains. I hope BPO at least happy with the view, though not really 100%.
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15 comments:

natalia said...

Ciao Elra I like very much your interesting post ! Happy Easter to all of you !

Snooky doodle said...

wow you surely live in a nice place :)

Reeni♥ said...

What a beautiful place you live in! I would be scared of the mountain lions, too!!

Maryann said...

Stopping by to say Hi, Elra! :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Elra, Great job!
fun to read!
Happy Easter Elra and family.

unconfidential cook said...

Happy Easter!

Natashya said...

What a beautiful home, Elra!! So lovely.

Jamie said...

Wow, Elra! This is where you live? It is gorgeous, and all the little "foibles" seem to be met by you with a lot of humor! I love your baking, but this was a lot of fun to read, too. And these photos of where you live are gorgeous!

Tangled Noodle said...

Thanks for the peek into where you live! But horse poop in front of your house? I get upset when the neighbor's chihuahua leaves a gift on our front step - I should consider myself lucky!

Dwiana P said...

Elra, I am dying to stay where you live. It is so peaceful and very nice view. I would love to spend hours and hours on that beautiful parks just taking pictures, sitting around or playing my son. What a wonderful!
Great place! and happy holiday too:)

Manggy said...

Oh, I'm sure BPO enjoys his stay there-- I think it's a pretty upscale community! If yours is an 80, mine is like a 40 :)

Robin Sue said...

You live in such a pretty place. It is very light at night where I live so I enjoy going to dark places to see the stars.

blackpetero said...

Thanks so much for the post Elra. As in everything you do there is no 80% here. I hope the squints at my work don't look to closely or they will think that I have it too easy when I come to the bay area. Hope to see you guys soon. Thanks again.

Lori said...

For me it would be 100%. Its all a matter of perspective. When I think about those less fortunate, I become grateful and I see my space and experiences as 100%.

I read the NY Times article too- pretty cool.

Rosabela said...

Hi Elra, thanks for sharing where you live. Sounds and looks like a beautiful place. I also find it annoying when there is poop (dog poop) on the side walk. People are supposed to clean up after their dogs and it's a shame when they don't. And don't worry what the neighbours say about how big is your place. I'm sure it was worth all the effort to build it, so just enjoy it. ;-)