I like where I live. I really do. It’s quiet. It’s safe. The deer walk around. The kids can do whatever they want. It’s small. It has a population of about 200 people with no services except for a post office. The next town we go to has a a grocery store and some mom and pop stores. Enough to get you by in a pinch. Most days that is. That town has a population of just over 3,000 people. As much as I like it here it has it's drawbacks, as every place does. So when it comes time for a big project or big shopping it’s time hit one of the bigger MT towns, Great Falls or Billings.
This was one of those weekends. Either big town is a good 4 and a half hours away but thankfully we have family near both of those places! I have a bathroom remodel I’m in the midst of so off we went for supplies!
Gramma had the older boys go around and pick up pumpkins and gourds for the dump. I thought we got cold a few weeks ago when it was in the teens but these guys got down to ZERO! Those cold temps don’t do any favors to garden life so all the pumpkins and gourds turned to goop. It was a dirty job but the boys loved it.
Little Man is finally growing up. This picture is proof! He is usually with Grampa and the boys and puts up a MAJOR fuss to be with a girl (even me sometimes). He sat quite a while with Gramma and she loved it. I guess he’s finally figuring out that girls aren’t that bad after all.
And me? Well, I spent most of my time at Home Depot. My project is in full swing now that I have supplies!
And the next time you think you want to live in a small town, consider this: Do I really want to drive 5 hours for supplies?
The answer is yes when you have wonderful family to visit!