Jeepers, You’re Giving me the Creepers

I must say sometimesNosy Nellie my friend Jane has some unfortunate luck, well as far as home renting/living. I  vividly remember laughing with her in her kitchen as we waited for the police to arrive. Her mailbox had been assaulted  . . . once again. This was in her rental home, and the assaults happened twice within the last two months. I’d definitely say she was targeted, since none of the 20+ neighbors ended up with a demolished mailbox.

Jane’s an odd character, kind of like the youthful, elderly neighborhood spy, peeking out the window and making very wild assumptions and accusations. I like her.

She believes her neighbor is having an affair or has a drug addiction, as he owns the commercial property next door, and is in and out of the office at all hours of the early night (9ish-lol).

Now that she has her own home, she’s been peeking and creeping to see who’s littering in her front yard.  She owns some Asheville NC real estate on a main street.  I told her she’s wasting her time, but she’s so paranoid. She goes as far as leaving her large jewelry box, full of sterling silver jewelry, and a beautiful Hope chest at her parents’ house because she thinks someone will see her bringing it into the house and then . . .

Yeah, it’s tiring. Poor Jane. I actually suspect she likes all this early morning, late night watching. My only concern is that she’s wasting her time worrying. Wasted time just means wasted life.  Maybe I’ll win the lottery and install a large fence and security system in her house.  I suppose some people just have to live life like that .  . .

The Joys of Renting :(

Okay, I was being a bReal Estate in Asheville NCit dramatic on Friday.  We actually didn’t go dress shopping because the Bel Chere Festival was being held. Awesome. So, we went on Monday, and we had a Great time.  I found a dress that fit perfectly. . . I may not have to have it altered!

I spent the weekend helping my good friend Jane pack up her belongings. Jane is about to move into her first home. I’m so jealous and excited for her. She’s waiting on the loan to process and then it will be hers.  The house is brick and wood. It was built in the 40’s but was recently renovated. She’s getting it for such a good deal. It has five bedrooms and over 2,800 square feet. I guess its hard to not get a deal right now, especially on Asheville NC real estate.  Oh, dear. Maybe she’ll let me live in one of her enormous rooms.

Career WomanI’m so tired of renting. It feels like I’m throwing money away every month.The only positive thing is when something goes wrong, the landlord has to fix it. . . like the air conditioner or the water heater!

But what can I do besides rent? Saving is incredibly difficult right now. I wish I had a talent like quilting blankets. I could design and craft personalized quilts. That sounds like a great job.  I don’t know that many people interested in                                            quilts. I think a quilt would make a nice wedding gift.

I’ll figure something out one day. I wish I could live with my identical twin.

A bird in the hand is worth two. . .

Balsam Mountain Eagle-The PreserveRecently, I read an article about preserving the life at Balsam Mountain Preserve, in the form of birds.  I didn’t know Bald Eagles had been on the Endangered Species list for such a long time. I realize I should know that, seeing how they had been on it for 40 years (12 of which I was happily skipping through).

 

The Eastern Screech Owl is also protected by this mountain community. I think this is wonderful because it is just such a peaceful and beautiful creature. I went online and visited the Balsam Mountain Preserve web site and they protect over 3 thousand acres and another thousand goes to Asheville and Waynesville NC real estate.

Anyways, Balsam has a program called The Birds of Prey, which is operated by the Trust, who are a group of  full-time naturalists. These naturalists educate the local schools and civic groups about the birds of prey. When these scientists have a bird that is unable to return to the wild (due to permanent injuries or disease), they take it to these locations and teach the different groups about it.

Eastern Screech OwlProtect our forests!