A few people have asked me why I love my little house so much. I’m sure I’ll continue adding to this list, but for now, here’s a quick response. What follows is in no particular order.
I love our neighbors. They’re warm, funny, and welcoming. I’m enjoying getting to know them better.
I love how the kittens learned to climb the loft ladder in less than 24 hours and how Elaina looks like a little sumo wrestler as she goes up toward the loft, throwing one leg over at a time, with her belly swinging below. On the other hand, Christie is a little ninja. She’s light, quick, and silent as she slinks up and down the ladder steps.
I love watching the bike commuters ride by our house every morning. Logan and I sit in the window nook and watch them zip by, all bundled up and ready to face the day.
I love how the afternoon light spills through the French doors and how the sun casts a glow onto the orange leaves, making them sparkle.
I love sitting on our tiny front porch, watching the kittens take their first steps into the natural world.
I love being inside on a clear, crisp fall day, while still feeling like I’m outside. I’m glad we opted to go with the French doors because it opens up the house and makes it feel a whole lot bigger.
I love how much love went into the design and building process. Dee and Katy are amazing and I’m grateful for their help.
I love that our stuff actually fits in this space. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to fit, but we have plenty of room and more.
I love sitting in the loft in the evening. Compared to our old apartment, it’s so quiet in this neighborhood. I love listening to the trains go by and how the cats immediately start purring when I climb the loft ladder.
I love our new composting toilet that Dee made us, especially since it says “Hercules Power: High Explosives Dangerous” on the front.
I love the woodsy smell of the pine interior.
I love being able to walk a few blocks to a cute, little coffee shop and write in the morning. I probably won’t be there everyday, but it’s a fun spot to hang out, especially if I want to get out of the house.
I love exploring my new neighborhood by bike and by foot.
What do you love?
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