photo challenge, day #5: a photo of your home. this is going to be heavy on the photos because i am infatuated with my house.
i love this house. after living in a series of horrific crapholes both before & after moving to lawrence, i sometimes think that we finally earned our right to live someplace so wonderful. you can’t tell from these photos, but another perk of living here is that it’s only a block & a half from downtown lawrence. we can walk to the indie movie theatre or our favorite coffeeshop or the public library or the best indian restaurant in kansas in under five minutes, literally. i’ve timed it. our rent is dirt cheap, & even though it’s a historic bungalow & you’d kind of expect those sorts of places to be drafty, it really doesn’t require that much energy to keep it warm in the winter & cool in the summer. we pay less than a third to heat this entire house than we did for the last apartment we had in boston.
given the choice, of course i’d prefer to move back to boston (or someplace else on the east coast). but the real dream would be to load the house on to a truck & take it with us whenever we leave lawrence. too bad our landlady would never allow it. she lives next door (she’s the one who maintains the yard) & she says it’s her dream to eventually live in this house herself. i’m not sure what’s stopping her, considering that she lives in her current house all by herself & it’s like twice the size of ours. it seems like she could live just as comfortably in our place (if we weren’t in it) & she could rent out her place for twice what we’re paying. not that i want that to happen. i want to stay in this house for as long as we are living in lawrence. so linda, if somehow you have stumbled across my blog, please don’t let what i’ve written give you any ideas! let us live here for another couple of years & then it’s all yours!