The car is partially loaded. We may need a U-Haul! We’re going home with coffee, king cakes, boudin (smoked, jalapeno and regular), tasso, andouille sausage, and beer! Lots of beer. We can’t buy Yuengling beer at home. Of course, we can’t buy tasso, boudin, andouille at home either or . . if we can get it, it surely doesn’t taste like want I can get here.
Considering that in the past three months, I’ve spent four weeks in Louisiana, I’m not feeling desperate because I have a feeling I’ll be back sooner rather than later.
We didn’t look at a single house here. Vince does not want to be in Lake Charles. Never say never, but I do think we’ve ruled out Louisiana. We’re really hopeful about finding something in east Texas if we can get in an area that doesn’t have fracking. It would be so nice if it was about 4 hours or less from our house .. would make it a heck of a lot easier to go look at places that come up but it’s a bit more than 6 hours from home.
The worst thing . . my friend had agreed to take care of the chickens while we were gone. They were gone the first day so a friend from town came out to care for them. Then, when my regular chicken sitter friend got home . . she was sick! It probably wasn’t the flu but it was close. She’s still stick so for a week . . 8 days really . . her husband, who is probably not a big fan of chickens, and chicken poop, has had to care for my chickens. To make matters worse, we’ve had ice and he’s had to break up ice in their water and he’s had to deal with the heater in the greenhouse and the heat light in the well house and taking care of Boots and Cat. Poor guy. He may never speak to me again! 🙂 He will get boudin, sausage, tasso and beer but I’m sure whatever I give him will not be fair payback for all he’s had to do.
We’ve had a great week, got a couple of things accomplished that we had needed to get done, was able to visit with old friends, spent good time with my uncle and now it’s almost time to go . . time to sleep in my own bed!
I love Louisiana. Vince does not. There’s a place we can retire where we can both be happy .. but it isn’t here.