This is a tiny town, but it always seems to be a bustle. Josh and I got up early to go Squirrel Creek, an Amish-type bulk food shop, way out in the country where one can stock up. We always get our spices there, salad fixin's, cheeses, etc. It's a cool place and we love to go. When folks visit, we always make a trip out there. It's fifteen minutes from our door.
Today we saw four, young white-tailed deer hop across the ditches and head across an open field, tails up. A beautiful sight on a blowy morning. The country roads were drifting, so I shifted to four wheel drive.
I dropped Josh off at the library upon our return to town, and drove past the town park across the street from it. Parents and young children all dressed in snow gear were sliding down the hills to the gazebo; making the most of our "local slopes."
Just down a half block from that happy place, I noticed that the old pool building built in 1962, has been completely demolished, making room for the new six million dollar complex soon to be built. We're still $500K short, but this community works wonders, and I have no doubt that the money will come from somewhere.
The town library was a gift to the town from several generous benefactors. It's a fantastic building, and a real community asset.
Things happen here. I don't know if it's the combination of it being home to a small liberal arts college, the educated retirement communities, but the people here are civic minded, caring, and things get done. We have a community owned coffee house which bakes rustic bread daily, and during summer/fall months, hosts live bands on Friday nights on the front porch of the restored l880's brick home.
We have our problems. Not everyone is nice. We have a drug problem. Troubles get swept under the rug sometimes. For the most part, I'm extremely satisfied with living in small town USA. If we had a local hospital, I'd be thrilled.
We stopped at the high school before going home,so the corgis could do their sniffs and bunny hops in the snow. Corgi people never tire of that silly sight. Corgis and snow are a natural combination.