Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

What the Beck???

“Burkesville”   Tuesday, Day 2

       Burkesville is about 75 miles from Elizabethtown and had a population of 1,527 in 2013. Once again, road construction was my enemy. It took over two and a half hours to reach my destination. When I saw this sign, I did the car “happy dance.”


     I began my visit at City Hall. Marguetta Riley, Deputy City Clerk, and Brenda Spears, City Clerk/Treasurer were fabulous! They were so positive and encouraging about this little town. Brenda and I had so much in common. We both love quilting, canning, and got very little sleep. I did have a little “health scare” while in the office. I was having a hot flash and low blood sugar light-headed moment at the same time. I felt so awful that I asked to sit down. I did so and ate a piece of hard candy, which always helps my blood sugar re-adjust. They were so sweet to me.

Marguetta Riley (l) and Brenda Spears (r)

     I also went to the local community center. They were very busy preparing meals for shut-in seniors. When they finished, they made daily meals for the seniors who were physically able to attend. There was a suggested donation of $2.00 for the meal, but it wasn’t mandatory. The center had a nice little exercise room. They said they needed to add additional classes and activities to get more seniors into the center.
     The employees told me that the Bluegrass Festival was that weekend (Sept. 17th). I would be leaving then and couldn’t attend.  They also mentioned that the schools were desperate for substitutes.
     As I was leaving I heard one woman say to the other, “I don’t think she…”  I couldn’t hear the rest, but I didn’t feel good about only hearing part of what was said. My mind was racing with various endings to that statement.
     I then headed to lunch, because I wanted no more “incidents.” I ate at Jones Restaurant. My waitress was a sweet girl named Brittany. I ordered a tomato-less club and sweet potato fries. The club was okay, but the fries had cinnamon on top and were awful.  Who puts cinnamon on a sweet potato fry??  Not this girl!!  I was bad and ordered a slice of homemade coconut meringue pie. AMAZING!!  The pies are all made daily. Later in the day, I heard the peanut butter pie was to die for. Oh well, maybe next time.


     Burkesville has a town square where the cars go around and spin off four directions. I went around the stupid thing three times before I figured out where to go.
    On one of my trips around the square I saw a store called The Country Peddler Shoppe (gifts, quilting, embroidery, and more). I found a cute set of two shot glasses in a wire container that would make a great salt and pepper container for cooking.

 I love this little basket, as it keeps me from 
knocking the little shot glasses over.

I also found a set of two bibs and two burp cloths. I bought the set of four, so I can figure out how to recreate them and then I will have my own pattern. Cindy Vibbert is the proprietor, and she is great!

 These are the burp cloths.  
The color is a little off, since it is really a brighter pink.

The bibs are for younger babies.  
I like a larger bib when they are a year old.

Now, the fun began. Out to the properties I went!!!!!

My first property to visit was 1188 Rose of Sharon Drive selling for $335,000.

According to Zillo: This 2 bedroom 2 bath home sits on 35.48 acres by survey in Cumberland County, Kentucky. It has 2,170 square feet. It is located only a short driving distance to Dale Hollow Lake and Lake Cumberland Kentucky. The down stairs consists of the living room with hickory floors throughout, a dining room, kitchen with hickory cabinets, laundry room, guest bedroom with a beautiful view of the back of the farm along with a guest bathroom.The upstairs consists of the master bedroom, master bath, and sitting room. The basement has 10ft ceilings and offers lots of storage space, it is plumbed for a shower, has a huge walk-in in pantry and French doors that lead to the back yard.A 30X40ft 3 car garage with an upstairs for storage is another plus. This garage has concrete floors and a 220 amp service. This property also offers a 40X60ft metal building with a living quarters, a bedroom, full bath and kitchen.The building is insulated, has a concrete floor and is wired with 220 amp electric service. It has 1 12X20ft door and 2 10X10ft doors. This building also offers fantastic lighting. The 35.48 acres is mostly pasture land with 25% of the property being wooded. A great cattle or horse farm. Many natural Springs and caves are on the property as well as an abundance of wildlife such as deer, turkey, squirrel and other critters. If you are looking for a property that is private and has a country setting, This is the property for you! This farm has been well maintained and is truly one of a kind! Call Sherri @ 270.406.9876 for your showing today. 

 40X60 ft metal building with a living quarters, 
a bedroom, full bath, and kitchen

 A 30X40 ft 3 car garage with an upstairs for 
storage is another plus. This garage has concrete 
floors and a 220 amp service.

 Since the property has 35.48 acres, this is a small view.  
In the distance I could see open land that was not wooded, 
so this photo is a little deceptive.

 A beautiful property.

 This driveway went on forever! 
All of this land 
belongs to this property.

 In the winter, this driveway would be hard to keep plowed.  
Answer: pave it!!!

Getting to this house I felt I was going vertical. Here was another house on a mini mountain. The roads were extremely narrow and thank God I didn’t encounter a truck or worse, a bus as there are no shoulders. I hate it when the road just drops off.  YIKES!!! Who designs these roads? They totally underestimate the width of vehicles who will use these awful roads. This house is a worry for me because of the roads. I would be terrified to have to drive this road in the winter. My Burkesville realtor, Jeff Vibbert said this house was overpriced which is why it has been on the market for 464 days.

     My next stop was William’s Doghouse Gym. Boy, do they have a lot of machines, a room for FitClasses and Zumba, which resembles a ballet studio. Kathy Williams, an employee, gave me the tour, and handed me a flyer with prices.

 Kathy Williams

My second property was at 5296 Glasgow Rd. Selling for $299,000. 

According to Zillo: Sitting on a gorgeous 16 acre tract this home has a large open floor plan with 4+ bedrooms 3 baths. New custom cabinets beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining room with fireplace, large bedrooms and 2 bonus rooms. This is a must see home to appreciate all it has to offer. The 16 acres has a gazebo, nice entertaining area with fire pit and many outbuildings . Long paved drive and nice landscaping Call Tina today 270-43-1127

     They did not list the square footage, but it looked pretty big. This house has been on the market for 224 days. My realtor thinks it may be sold, but hasn’t been removed yet, but it is still on line two weeks later, so he may be incorrect. The property does have a brand new front gate, and I didn’t see a sign, so who knows on this one.

     I was now off to the Cumberland County Police Station in the square. I asked them to check my data, which I found out was correct. One of the officers told me the biggest problem is drugs (same as almost everywhere) The officer also told me they needed substitute teachers (again – info. - seemed important) One of the officers asked me if I had figured out that there was nothing to do in the town. A man named Mic Holster followed me out of the office. He told me that as he listened to me speak and looked at my jewelry that I didn't fit in this town. He said my kind was better living in Bardstown. I was flattered but sad, because I liked the town. After talking to my Mom, I realized he was doing me a kindness. My Mom thought it was nice to say it to me now, rather than after I moved there.  Oh well… tomorrow I am spending the day in Bardstown because it was already on my list. I can’t wait to see why I fit there rather than in Burkesville.

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