Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Like Spring

Through the bedroom window

Apparently the prudent thing to do is to move the snow away from the house, particularly since it's begun to melt. The sun's shining and oh, if winter could only be mild like this for the next six months... mind you, winter whips by quickly nowadays, as does all time.

This morning I awoke from a nightmare: we were buying a house in a city; one that also needed renovations, like the house we're in right now. What a relief to find it was only a dream! And I'm not just talking about the renovations. Cities are places we go for medical appointments with specialists or to purchase goods we can't buy out here, and to visit loved ones who live and work in cities, but the thought of spending any length of time in an urban environment or even a small town is a stomach-turning idea for both of us. We like our space, and lots of it. One day the large yard/lawn to mow may be too much for us and we may not be able to drive, so living in town will look more attractive. But with luck that's a couple decades away.


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  1. I love them both, the country and the city!

  2. We haven't had a frost yet but we brought the hibiscus and oleander in just in case.

  3. It is more springy out there! Beautiful! You know I thought I was city to the bone.. but after living in small town... I agree that city is a visiting/appointment place. Our small town isn't bad... But I look forward to when we build our home on the farm!! (Only because maybe there will be enough room for all of us and our... STUFF!, not like our house now.. LOL)

  4. There are plenty of fine things about cities ... you can sit in a coffee shop anonymously, you can see loads of live theatre, live music ... when you buy something in a dress shop, you don't wear it and see three other women wearing the exact same thing ... I loved the city when I was a teenager and couldn't wait to get out of little Margo. But that didn't last long.

  5. I'm definitely a city person; I love living downtown though, so maybe I'm a wannabe small-town person stuck in the heart of a big city. Nah, I'm a city person.

  6. I know what you mean. I was born and raised in a number of cities, my parents moved around a lot. I ended up in Houston, Tx a very big city. Yes there is a lot to do but I now live in the country and wouldn't give it up ever...


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