Thursday, January 31, 2008

Actually, Not Quite As Orange

In a post just moments ago we referred to the big orange boxedness of Home Depot. But, upon reflection, the box is not nearly as orange as it could be. Indeed, for a Home Depot it is positively refined. Driving by a monstrous industrial grey Home Depot wrapped in a wide, bright orange band in Houston, we reflected that things could definitely be worse. Thanks, DS City Council. Seriously.

But we'll still go see Carol at Ace.

Thanks To Our Local Firefighters, the Roof, the Roof Was Not On Fire!

As many know, brush fires ripped through the Hill Country on Tuesday. In the path, was a Babbler's home just outside Dripping Springs. Thanks to the brave and tireless firefighters of Dripping Springs, Henly, Driftwood, Buda, Oak Hill, Manchaca, Fredericksburg, and La Grange (just to name a few, we're sure) her home was completely spared. Fire licked as close as 18 inches from some parts of the home, but other than acres of burnt grass (which promises to be a thick, glorious green this spring), some crispy sages, and a few charred fence posts, no damage was done to the things that matter most -- her family, her dogs, and those precious pieces of physical family memories.There are absolutely no adequate words to fully express our entire family's gratitude to those men and women who fought the fire and saved her family home.

God Bless You!

The Big Orange Boxes of March

Per the last Planning & Zoning Commission hearing attended, Home Depot is set to open in March. We'll still go to Ace just to see Carol.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The New "Feed Store"

We don't know how many times we've searched the news for information on things happening in Dripping. What happened with Timpones? What caused the fire at First Baptist Church? Why did the "Flores Mexican Restaurant" (there is only one real Flores in Dripping and it makes the world's greatest tacos) move its site from next to Tractor Supply to Kirby Springs? Is it true a Walgreens is going in the Harrell's lot? Answers are eventually achieved by hitting up a cousin, a local realtor, or one of the cashiers at McCoy's, but we need a more centralized source of Dripping news. In our grandfather's day, a trip to the feed store provided immediate answers to burning local questions, but we simply aren't as laidback cool as our grandfather (and don't have cows) so we feel a little out of place asking a bunch of questions at Rippy's. This blog hopes to be a centralized location for answers to those sorts of burning questions and a source for interesting local babble.