View From The Glen

Saturday, November 14, 2009

You Know You've Lived In The Country Long Enough When... smile when the snow arrives because it will fill in all the pot holes on the roads and make your drive to work smoother;'ve stopped cleaning the back windshield every time you get in the car because it will just be covered in mud and dust again by the time you get to your destination; take the dog for a 20 minute walk and don't bother telling the kids because you're just outside on the property; don't even blink at the $400 worth of gravel it takes to grade your driveway every spring;'ve traded in your gym membership for a half hour daily chopping wood because it's a more practical way to exercise;'ve learned about substitutes for every food imaginable just so you don't have to run the 20km into town every time you're missing an ingredient; think it makes perfect sense to stockpile six months worth of food in the cellar; think wellies are an important part of your wardrobe; keep extra wellies (rubber boots) around for when guests come to visit and want to see the sheep; recognize your neighbours by the tractor they drive; give directions using compass bearings and local landmarks (as in turn North at the rock shaped like a rooster;'ve been known to weed the garden or shovel the steps in your pyjamas in the morning because no-one can see you anyway.

1 comment:

Leanne Haines said...

Totally makes me want to move to the country. Guess I'll have to be satisfied with visiting you. I will, someday, promise!