RABBIT HASH - What was one of the biggest adjustments for Jim and
Jeanne Sheridan when they decided to move to Rabbit Hash from Los
Angeles almost two years ago?
much just sunshine or smog," Jim said of his former home, where he and
wife Jeanne lived for 18 years. "That's about all you get (there). It
was interesting getting through our first hot, hot summer and cold,
The Sheridans, former rock musicians, own and operate Worldwide
Telenet, a Web site design and development business. Two years ago the
couple, looking to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of L.A.
and move closer to family, found Rabbit Hash online.
looking for property within maybe a 3-5 hour drive from my hometown (in
West Virginia), preferably with very few neighbors, somewhere in the
country," Jeanne said.
Los Angeles offered the Sheridans a number
of things not available in Rabbit Hash. But Rabbit Hash offered the
couple something L.A. couldn't: peace.
Jeanne said there are no
noisy neighbors and sounds that may cause problems for other residents,
like motorcycles, are mild in comparison to L.A.
"L.A. is a young
person's town," Jim said. "If you're 20 and think you're going to get
famous, go there. If you're a little older and settled in life, come
The transfer to Kentucky has had very little effect on
their business. Jeanne said there is very little worry over location
when everything is virtual.
"It doesn't matter where you are to
do Web sites or anything online," Jim said. "For us it was 'why are we
living in L.A. where it's kind of invasive and not exactly
pleasurable?'...Why not live in a beautiful place to do the same thing?"
the Sheridans grew accustomed to the small-town way of life, they
offered their services to a local landmark; the couple revamped the
Rabbit Hash General Store's Web site.
"Rabbit Hash is precious to
us," Jeanne said. "The reason why we donated what we did is basically
because we support this. I didn't know it still existed, this kind of
stuff. When you live in L.A. you forget what it's like to live in