Saturday, January 8, 2011

Let me count the ways

Dear Utah:

I love you. I love you so much it borders on *idolatry.

I love mountains.

I love the grocery store one block from my house that has a produce section the size of the one in Woodman's and a bulk foods section the size of the produce section back in Jefferson. I love that a pound of ORGANIC raw sugar costs half what REGULAR raw sugar costs there.

I love that the city planners were geniuses, and I can get almost anywhere in the city within 20 minutes. Also, the grid system. Brilliant!

I love that this weather is considered unusually cold.

I love the millions of good consignment stores here. Thrift stores JUST for kids' stuff. Barely-used high-quality cloth diapers for $4.

I love this apartment. Just about everything about it, so I won't bore you with my mile-long list.

What don't I love?

Smog.

Stompy upstairs neighbors (we'll get used to it).

Our mailbox is across the complex.

As is the recycling dumpster.

And the regular dumpster.

Feh.

I suppose if Utah were perfect, I'd become spoiled. It's close enough to perfect for me.

*Dear church ladies, and maybe my dad: Not really! Hyperbole!

5 comments:

  1. Glad you like it there! :D

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  2. Me too!

    Love,

    Your grieving mother.

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  3. It sounds great! When we lived in a place where we had to walk to get the mail, the girls and I would make an afternoon walk of it. They loved that. You could also consider having your husband stop by and get the mail on his way home from work. Maybe take the trash out on the way too work if it isn't too messy?

    My husband and I have been having fun fantasizing about where we'll live after he finishes school (one move after the next one). I'll be the first place we'll be for more than 18 months, so we plan to buy. Some of the townhouses remind me of the pics I saw of your apartment, so I couldn't wait to hear how a place like that works for you. :)

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  4. I have to say the grid system here is WONDERFUL! We had an appointment Friday in SLC and afterward we decided to do lunch (if you like Chinese food try Charlie Chows! It was fabulous!) and we were able to find the restaurant so easy! I do hate the smog. It is here all winter. Where I am we don't get it quite so bad but all our neighboring counties have it. Yuck!

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