Gutmutter, it sounds like an awesome place to live. I'm so happy that things are working out well for you. Keep the stories coming!
MRD, Your RW story reminds me of one of my rules in life... "Just because it fits, doesn't mean you should wear it!" I came across someone in Walmart a couple of weeks ago who would have fit into the "People of Walmart" website just perfectly. She was probably a size 22 but wearing at least a size 18. Skin-tight, skimpy, and bulging out literally everywhere. I wanted to take a picture of her, but I didn't have the nerve, although I'm pretty sure I could have outrun her if it came down to that.