Friday, August 3, 2018

FMM - Still Talking About North Carolina...

Apparently I was gone for so long last month that Paco found himself a new family:
Deer god, plz find my mom.

This cracked me up - I think the fact that his head is bowing along with the humans made the picture hilarious.

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And when I finally did come home, this was the scene about 30 minutes later:
Mom heer.  Other family nice but I lob mom best.

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With the exception of Home Depot, Lowe's, and Lowe's Foods, I didn't get to see a lot of Clayton, but this old laundromat caught my eye as we drove by when we were near the downtown area:
That is one cool sign atop the building!  And the laundromat is still in operation.  

I didn't see this until I looked at the picture later on, but look at the left side - it's an actual working pay phone!  Just so you know, at first I wrote "phone booth" but realized that they disappeared many decades ago.  Still, I haven't seen a pay phone in forever.

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Finally, I wanted to post these before and after shots of Sam and his new house:
Top:  Day he signed the contract for his house.
Bottom:  Day he signed the papers, closing on the mortgage for his house.

From just land to a completed house, in about six months! 

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We don't have anything on tap for this weekend beyond our usual Saturday morning run and breakfast, and it sounds nice, actually.  Hope you have a relaxing weekend as well!

24 comments:

  1. Love the pictures of Paco praying and then napping poor guy missed his mom! Cool picture of the disco laundry mat. Who knew there still were pay phones any where since the invention of cell phones? Of course you never know what you will find/see in the south.

    Great picture of Sam being house proud. Six months seems like a long time to buy and build a house with how fast everything seems to be built now days.

    No relaxing here tomorrow hubby has plumbing chores once again. The plumbing in the this house has been a pain since day one 13 years ago. On a bright note our county is having a free tree give away tomorrow. I have no idea what kind of trees they are right now. I think they are doing this to help home owners replace some of the trees we have lost in the recent hurricane seasons in case you were wondering why they were giving away trees for free.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Haha, disco laundry mat - actually I'm pretty sure this was before disco!

      How cool about the free trees. I really love it when cities/counties put in extra effort to make their area nice, and trees are always a good thing. :)

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  2. I love paco! What an awesome doggie!!! Uhhh. I mean what an awesome four legged human!!

    I love old signs...that laundromat sign is fantastic!!!!!

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    1. It's such a treat whenever I come across an old sign like that. :)

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  3. Bahahahaha! That first picture is just proof of the power of prayer ;) Good work bringing your mom home, Paco!

    Those are some pretty cool house progress photos! They're putting in a new subdivision next to ours, and my office is on the side of the house that faces that land so I hear the construction racket ALL DAY EVERY DAY. I hope it takes less than 6 months!

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    1. Paco's a good boy. :)

      I feel for you with the new construction noise - that was happening in Sam's neighborhood while I was there. I will say, at least it was interesting to see the changes happening, and how fast a house can get framed!

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  4. That picture of Paco and his new family made me laugh out loud!! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh my goodness that photo of Paco. I didn't know that dogs knew the power of prayer and agreement. Have a great run tomorrow.

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    1. Well, when dogmom goes missing, a dog will do whatever it takes to get her home. ;)

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  6. Is that really Paco in the first picture? That's so cute!

    How exciting for Sam! I love his house - very cute.

    That is a very cool laundromat sign - can you imagine how futuristic it must have seemed when it was brand new?!

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    1. It's not Paco in the first picture, but I did a double take when I first saw that shot because it looks so much like him!

      I read up on that laundry sign - that particular chain of laundromats opened in 1960, so yes - this was definitely a futuristic sign. :)

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  7. Paco after you got home--He must wear himself out worrying about where you are! That laundromat cracks me up. It also looks extremely clean, which isn't always true of laundromats.

    Is Sam still enjoying his fancy new house? I imagine there is so much to do when you get a brand new house like that!

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    1. I think you're correct - he worries so much that he can't rest.

      Sam is enjoying his new house, especially now that he finally has internet! That took a freaking month, which is forever in this day and age.

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  8. I totally thought that was Paco at first. So glad his momma is back with him. Hope Sam has a washer and dryer. My big “adult moments” were owning a sofa, then washer/dryer, and the BEST EVER.... a garage!

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    1. We got our first washer/dryer when we got our first garage, which was when we bought our first house. Now THAT was nice!

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  9. Pay phones! I haven’t seen them in forever either! What a cool sighting!! Have a fun weekend! :)

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    1. Yep, the pay phone was even more of a throwback for me than the laundromat!

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  10. One thing I love about the south (and there's a lot to love) is how they preserve so much from the past. On our way to kayaking, we drove through the cutest little Alabama town. It looked like out fo a 40s movie set.

    You could do a whole blog just about Paco! You crack me up with his "voice".

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    1. I do love it when you find a town who has made an effort to preserve old storefronts and houses - it's so charming!

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  11. I hope Sam has many wonderful years in his house! I love finding old downtowns, too. There is just so much history to be found.

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  12. How cute our doggies do love us. I havent seen a pay phone in ages, lol. Didnt know any still existed lol.

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  13. Aww, what a cool before and after pic! My husband's has pics like that of his first home (a townhome) and it was neat to be the first owners (too bad the neighbors were HORRIBLE).

    What is Lowe's Foods? It's not related to Lowe's, is it?

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