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181. The Move to Georgia (2)
Evelyn and Jasper’s new condo certainly was small—1,200
feet. It was on the first floor of
three-story building. They had no garage for their
cars. In fact, they didn’t even have one
parking space. When Evelyn went grocery shopping, she
had to lug the groceries 100 feet from
car to her condo—sometimes less if she was
enough to find a parking spot close to
Evelyn was on the phone with an
friend in New Mexico. “Now I really appreciate
convenient it was to park in my garage
20 years and walk directly into the kitchen.
think how much fun I have now when
’m caught with grocery bags in a rainstorm! And
neighbors. They all have their own friends—we’re outsiders.
go to the community pool regularly, but no
has stopped by to introduce themselves. Whatever happened
southern hospitality? And my sisters? They’re all working!
was the point of moving here if they
all week, and on the weekend they’re usually
tired to go out?
“New Mexico was so
better; I had my own house, yard, and
. I had a small garden in the back
. I had a couple of good friends, including
. Here, I still don’t have a job, even
I’ve been willing to take almost anything. Jasper
gone six or seven days a week trying
sell Cadillacs in the middle of farm country.
should be trying to sell tractors! He comes
so tired that he hardly ever goes fishing.
must be kicking himself for being so thoughtful
me.” Her friend told Evelyn to stop being
negative. They'd only been in Georgia a year.
their first couple of years in New Mexico
rough, she reminded Evelyn.