I've talked about how much I love the small town of Anacortes, and got to experience more small town love when I went to the City office to get an updated permit for the construction of the house.
No lines, of course, and the permit reviewer was right there at the plan table ready to help. He walked me through the entire application, practically did it for me, and helped so much in describing what I needed. Lots of other city workers walked by and inquired and knew the house and the previous owners. One of the city workers is my new next door neighbor! The plan reviewer is going to expedite my permit, because they are so glad to see old homes revitalized and everyone is so happy that we are the new owner going to give new life to the house. We feel so loved!