Monday, May 2, 2011

To come home to

Like all Americans, I was excited to hear that BinLadin had been captured. And my husband was quick to hoist the flag this morning. It's a whole new world today and we are proud to be Americans. So if someone wants to be a flag wavin' maniac today, then I say go for it.

I had to make a run to Ikea for some items that were out of stock when we were there on Saturday. We are redoing our kitchen in the house here and found exactly what we were looking for there. So even though it's an hour drive to the store, it will be worth it in the end when we get our new kitchen finished. I was returning home at around 6:30pm this evening on the cross-town freeway doing the posted 70mph when suddenly the traffic came to a dead stop. After creeping along for about 10 minutes, I decided to check in with my gps device to see what the traffic issue was. All it said was that there was traffic congestion for the next 1.8 miles. Knowing that it was less than 2 miles and it would open up again, I sat there with everyone else waiting. When I finally reached the front of the congestion, I didn't see an accident or traffic entering from another overcrowded freeway. What was it? It was a flag waving maniac on an overpass. Everyone was slowing down to take a gander or a picture or maybe even a video of the crazy lady on the bridge. Horns were blowing and chants could be heard; U!S!A! I have to say, that was a first. And it almost made the traffic back-up worth it.

So today I was supposed to write about my dream house. And to be honest, I've had a vacation home on the lake and an old fixer-upper and everything in between. My husband would love an old Victorian and I love the arts and craft styling of the 30's and 40's. But, I've had that old fixer-upper with no insulation and dust as far as you can smell, with things falling apart all around you. Currently, I live in a small single story 1000 square foot home that I had built 17 years ago. And while it's had it's problems and we replaced the bathroom 3 years ago and now we are replacing the kitchen, I love my home. Being a designer, I'm sure that you could figure out that every inch of the place has my touch on it. I've let my husband have his way with the yard and he helps me out with all the contractor type stuff. I'd have to say that this is my dream house. For now. And I'd add that any place where I can live with my two guys (husband and dog), is my dream house to come home to.



That corgi :) said...

to use that "old" cliche "home is where the heart is". I think realizing you are perfectly content with what you have right now is a good thing; so many got trapped in that "bigger" mentality with houses that helped make the mess the economy is in right now. Our last house was just over 1100 square feet; loved it because it took about 1-1/2 hours to clean a week.

It is neat too that you had a definite hand in this home too, having built it yourself!


Anonymous said...

Jerilyn wrote: "I was happy at first too, but then I got to thinking; there are lots of other nut cases out there to take his place. it does not end with him."

Stew said...

@Jerilyn, I look at this way, would we be mad if someone killed our leader? Oh Yeah. That's probably why he decided to go out the way he did rather than giving up and being captured.

@Betty, My house is surrounded by all those McMansions. So many of them were foreclosed on since being built.

Calling Ravens said...

It is so nice to read you feel that you are in your dream house! I rent, but would love to have a completely new bathroom! Ahhhh......
Hope you are having a great week so far!