Friday, July 07, 2006

A Couple of Questions XXIV

Let's say that you were required to move in a very short time - (tribute to Jodi):

1. What about your current home would you most miss?

2. What would you be most happy to leave behind?

7 comments:

StephieAnne said...

1. the neighborhood, the chocolate walls painted with love, the waterfall

2. the odd ceiling style in the living room, the galley kitchen, the no-longer white carpeting in the bedrooms

chele said...

Wow... this one is a loaded question for me - I just couldn't pass it up... (sorry such a long response...)
1. MOST MISS: bonding with the Schilling family (pincochle games, fire pit roasts, barbques etc.), day care right next door, cousins to play with right next door, Michaels' best friend (his brother) and lovely wife right next door, gorgeous property for kids to run, play and explore, a fabulous fire pit, no mortgage payment, faster clean up (smaller space), the opportunity to take our home with us on any trip :), a more close-knit family experience, simplicity...
2. MOST HAPPY TO LEAVE BEHIND: Lack of complete privacy, lack of dishwasher, lack of counter space, lack of bath tub, lack of closets, lack of bedrooms, lack of doors to bedrooms, lack of storage, lack of a guest room for family and visitors, lack of security/boundaries regarding visitors, lack of fenced backyard, lack of home to call our own...

In considering this question last night, I have to be honest though in reporting that I highly suspect Michael and I will grieve to some extent the moving process even while our new home is being prepared. During the toughest time in our adulthood/marriage, The Lord provided this "trailer-home-at-the-in-laws" as a sanctuary and a place of refuge. We have been so blessed by so many of the added joys of living here - truly these last few years will provided many, many cherished memories...

HollieHobbie said...

Chocolate walls???? Which room, Steph? I am going to paint our dining room chocolate. What color did you find to be perfect? I am finding too many with a red undertone or, yuck, a green undertone.

HollieHobbie said...

oh I'll answer the questions:
1. Overlooking horses, the privacy and quiet.
2. The snakes and any other creepy thing that can sneak up on me.

JustMe said...

This is none of my business, but I have been in love with the color brown for the last 5 years or so and painted my living room trim brown: Rodda 8597 "Soul of the Earth." I have yet to tire of looking at it and how well it blends with my creamy "Arizona Heat" walls. I have been surprised to have hardly any chips in all this time (my one concern when using such a dark color).

1. The big fenced-in yard, the front steps, its coziness, the progress I'm making adding plants here and there, and staying humble by constantly coming into contact with lost, hurting, and addicted people

2. The tiny kitchen, no garage/covered parking, cheaply built structure (the "bones" of the house, if you will), the overall drug, crime, and neglected kid problems around here that sometimes get me down

nancy said...

I love my patio. It has great morning sun for a cup of coffee and the newspaper, and shade when the afternoons get hot. Randy also built a beautiful waterfall next to it.

I hate having neighbors see me in my underwear at night, when I forget to pull the shades,and walk to the kitchen for a glass of water. I live in a fishbowl again.........

StephieAnne said...

Nancy, welcome!!!! Thanks for commenting - can't wait for the grand tour!