Thursday, October 21, 2010

Island Pros. And Cons. (Plus A Poll!)

The pros of living in Manteo are many and they’re obvious. They can be partially summed up in the pictures below, which I took on one of Steve’s and my recent outings. There are just lovely scenes everywhere!

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And isn’t this such a charming chair? Since there were no giants currently sitting in it, Steve thought he’d hop on up there. He looks like The Really Tough Mayor of Manteo in that particular pose, doesn’t he?


Just over the bridge from Manteo (headed back to the mainland) is Mann’s Harbor. This is its Post Office. Is that cute, or what?


The Post Office even has in own bird house out front. (You can see part of the five-mile bridge in the background.)


I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again; we really love living here!

The drawbacks of being a Manteo-er are few; one of them is only apparent once you get diagnosed with a disease that requires treatment at a larger medical center than the town can offer.

I mentioned a few days ago my estimate that since my breast cancer diagnosis in March, I had traveled about 2500 miles going to and from Greenville for treatment.

Well, I was wrong! I went back and counted up every single visit and discovered that I’ve made the trip twenty-three times. (With a few more times to go.) At 250 miles per round trip, I have traveled just under six thousand miles getting treatment! (With a total cost of about $650 for gas, meals, and incidentals.)

But the best part of having to make that trip so often? It’s an easy, scenic, stress-free journey. And I always know that at the end of the day, I have Manteo to come home to.


And now, a poll!

This site averages around 1200 hits a day and I’m curious as to how those hits are “spread out.” For instance, I’d like to know how many of you stop by once a week, once a day, several times a day, etc.

The poll is in the right hand column and will take you about 4.6 seconds to complete. (Well, maybe 5.2 seconds if you’re really slow!)


10 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Margie said...

I stop usually once a day unless I'm worried about you or Snowy etc! Glad you seem to be doing Ok.

becky m said...

I am usually a once a day unless you post late in the day then i stop by frequently to check for a post. though i have been known to miss a day or two.

Anonymous said...

Morning, afternoon and evening. You are a part of my life so it is one of my habbits to check your blog twice a day :)

Thanks for being a part of my life.


Karen in Hammond, IN said...

I almost always stop by once a day, it's an "end of the day relaxation" thing for me!

jenwales said...

I voted for once or twice a week, but it is probably more like 3 or 4 times a week. I try to avoid the internet on the weekend and there's usually a day or two during the week when I'm too pressed for time to be online. I check more often if there's something to be worried about.

Leece said...

Hi - you could do a poll to find out where everyone is, that would be interesting too. I'm Isle of Wight, England. X

Liz said...

I stop by a few times a week, but I mostly read from Google reader.

Anonymous said...

I Only follow 4-5 blogs - your's being one of them. I don't remember how I found your blog but our daughters are exactly the same age (mine turned 15 on 8/25) and I sent a gift to Sarah a few years back so I feel a connection to you with our girls being the same age. I live in Franklin, Massachusetts and love being in New England. We truly get four seasons which is nice, although I'm partial to summer so wouldn't mind ending up down south!

I like your blog because it's honest and real ~

judi mitchell

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