Saturday, July 19, 2014
I fibbed ...
Happy weekend, friends!
...not much, how about you?
Unless you count two truck-loads full of 'schtuff' bound for Goodwill as noteworthy. (Um, I didn't think so either.)
Actually, it was those long overdue partings of the ways that got me thinking. And feeling a bit restless.
... which, given my present circumstances, isn't such a great combination.
A pleasant compromise is in order. But first, a confession.
Why, with just a glance at my Pinterest dreams boards, you'd have reason to believe I'm 'in lust' for grand homes with enormous, state-of-the-art kitchens and sweeping stairwells. Think Ben Cartwright's 'Ponderosa.'
Evelyn Willer's daughter is becoming more like her mother every day. When faced with sprawling spaces, the first thing to cross my mind is 'how much would THAT cost to heat and cool?'
... followed by, 'and effort to keep clean?'
Having spent my childhood in a government-assigned 'quad' -- and, like my fictional 'bestie', Kinsey Millhone -- I instinctively gravitate towards really small places. It's been years since I saw The Bodyguard ... but didn't Whitney Houston's character sleep in a tiny room down the hall, far from her opulent master suite? I "get" that.
So, I've become fascinated with the idea of RV-living. Then again, it's such fun to witness the tiny-home movement grow in popularity. Do you suppose they come with a panic room? I've always wanted one of those! :)
On the other hand ...
DH considers our 1,800 sq. ft. house somewhat small. The last year of his helping maintain the yard and pool - while battling cancer - has (obviously!) been a burden. He's not exactly come out and said so, but I suspect he'll be agreeable to downsizing in the next year or so.
Have you any recommendations - or warnings! - which might serve us well? This whole idea might come to nothing -- but for now, it's wonderfully nice to dream.
Hugs from Phoenix!