Thursday Three – Things I’m loving about our house


Wouldn’t know it’s in a city…

Although it seems sometimes like we’re living in Kosovo* right now because everything is in disarray and most of our belongings are in the garage or in Troy still for now, there are a few things I’m loving about our house.

(And I’m talking about more than not sharing walls, hearing people have sex, having pot smoke wafting up through the floors, and while repairs are ours to make, we can make them as we see fit, not as a distant landlord sees fit to make them.)

So! What I’m loving currently.

  1. A grill and a deck to sit on. I’ve had a mini party back there and we’ve cooked out there half a dozen times already. It’s just so much easier. It’s also wicked nice to come home, crack open a hard cider or glass of wine, put my feet up and listen to the birds
  2. Wind chimes and the way the rain sounds. All I need is some acorns thumping above me and I’m right back at the lake as a kid hanging out with my cousins and Nanny. They’re also a great addition to the sound of the birds when I’m sitting in the quiet after work.
  3. Having my own laundry. Not only do things get super dirty when you’re tearing out carpeting and scraping/sanding walls for painting prep, but before if I forgot to wash something, I had to wait a whole week to get it in to the washer. Now I only have to wait for enough clothes/towels/laundry to put it in the next wash…and added bonus! I don’t have to share space with the laundromat people!

I’m sure I’ll find more delightful things about my house as we make it our home, but that’s what I’ve got for you now.

What do you love most about your house/home/apt?

*Okay, so the Kosovo comparison is a bit of a hyperbole. We have running water, cable, internet and other amenities, but we’re basically camping in the downstairs until the floors are done in a couple of weeks. I’m whining. I know. I’m a lucky lucky duck to have a house to make a home.

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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2 Responses to Thursday Three – Things I’m loving about our house

  1. When we got the new house last May. My favorite thing was sitting on our back porch, and using the BBQ. We actually got a new outdoor set for this season, so I look forward to enjoying it even more.

    The quiet. The owning it. The … ability to paint or renovate anything I wanted… the new neighbors that didn’t sell crack.. Yup, I’m sure about that one.

    The fact that our neighbors are retired Kindergarten Teachers, police officers and corporate workers.. who enjoy their peace..

    Man.. I love my house. 🙂 And I hope you are LOVING YOURS

  2. Robbie says:

    I love my front porch, I’m a city girl by nature and heart so I like the noise of traffic, I know weird. I get spooked if it’s too quiet. I also love my back deck !

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