Greg Natale

Top Ten: November Finds

We are getting so close to officially looking for a house that we’re starting to get our act together. We’ve got a list together of what’s important to have in a house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a yard) and a couple of things we’d rather not have (Major HOA fees and house/driveway on a main road). A couple of websites have been a big help in re-examining where we can afford to live in theĀ Charleston area.

Since we’ve gone to Bryson City, I don’t have another trip planned. Of course, I’ve started thinking about it: Amelia Island, New England, wine country in California and so my long list goes on. Of course, it depends largely on what kind of house we end up getting, but nothing stops me from dreaming.


Top Ten: September Finds

So, I know this post is a little late, what with it being called “September Finds” and all, but the monthly round ups are one of my favorite series. I couldn’t let this one go.

Temperatures might be plummeting this month, but it’s not quite cool enough to bring myself to get my faux fur throw out of the closet. However, what I have brought myself to do is book a cabin in the mountains for a weekend. I still have a little bit of time in front of me to do some research for things to do, specifically in Bryson City, NC. If you’ve been, let me know what you enjoyed. Cherokee might be nearby, but I can’t be bothered with the casinos as I never win anything. The year I turned 18, I bought lottery tickers every other week or so and never won a thing. I realized from that point on that it’s just not where my luck’s at, so I quit wasting my money on it. Who knows, though? Maybe in 20 years, I’ll feel super lucky enough one day to give it another try.