Day 6 in Villisca
We woke to the mailman bringing us our first piece of mail!
Of course it was junk mail but oh well. I loved the question mark on it. From what we have discovered no one had been living here for two years so no wonder.
Also, because I know you’re wondering, the squirrels like the corn:
For various reasons, such as the need for fly swatters, we headed “up town”. This is a matter of walking two or three blocks, but it counts. There’s not a huge amount of businesses but it’s better than Coin was when I was growing up.
We stopped at the City Hall which I believe used to be a bank.
We also checked out Stoner Drug.
Where we wasted five bucks.
Then the grocery store.
This is of interest only to me, but when I was growing up hy-vee had a book rack like this and when I make book covers in the back of my mind I always think “would they look good on the grocery store rack?”
Then we went to the cafe.
And I have to mention Jones store which is notable as the place the axe murdered man was working.
Then it was home and back to work. We did our second layer of drywall mud and scraped the bathroom ceiling.
And we started taking kitchen cabinet doors of to find this taped inside the door of one:
I guess why buy the magnet when you get the picture for free.
We also worked on the bathroom cabinet but could not finish it, nor could we sand the bathroom because even though we went to True Value and bought the stuff to do this with, hubby “accidentally” took the bag with him to Missouri. Meaning we have to go BACK to Red Oak and buy it all over again. Not best pleased, that’s for sure.
In happier news we finally got one of the front bushes done.
And the yellow roses are blooming.
As evening set in we went for another stroll.
I’m not sure what the deal is with this but I assume the joke has something to do with their brown lawn.
And here’s a pretty sunset photo.
Yeah, that’s a lot of pictures. I know. In other news the gas inspector came and we passed – yay! Also we’ve talked to several locals who have all been nice. They get nicer when we mention we grew up in Coin and my dad still lives there.
Think the gas guys are here to turn it on so have a good one!