Friday, April 21, 2006

Seven Wonders of My House

Thanks to Rob at Laughing at the Pieces for coming up with this meme.

  1. The Bunny Sanctuary Dispensary - For some reason, rabbits think that our yard would be a great place to raise a family. I can see the pros: good schools, lots of cushy pine needles, low taxes, shelter from hawks, foxes, and barn cats. The cons are pretty big, though, and have four legs, and think that bunny nests are a form of snack machine.
  2. Our new basement carpet - Thanks to the Great Pipe Burst Flood of Ought-Six, our old carpet had to be replaced with (I'm not questioning) a better carpet, with a thicker pad. Jesus walking on the water never felt so buoyant.
  3. Zero-Sum Ceiling Fan - When the light is on, it spins slowly. But switch off the light and watch it fly!
  4. The Pole - It's the reason we could afford this house. A telephone/electric/cable pole sits in our backyard a few feet from our deck. Since the day after we moved in, I never see it; I only see through it. But obviously other buyers thought, "EEEEWWWW, a pole! I'd rather pay 50K more to live in a shed downtown than take this house with the new roof and pastoral view and fenced-in three-quarter-acre plot."
  5. The View - To the west, hills and beautiful sunsets; to the north, farmland and horses and more hills; to the south, our neighbor's house and another horse farm; to the east--well, a row of pine trees, but beyond that, more hills and beautiful sunrises. Oh, and straight up? Starry skies (but only at night, unless someone just hit you on the head).
  6. Lack of clutter - The good thing about buying as much house as you can afford is that after you pay the mortgage, there's no money left over to buy random crap. We have no more stuff than we did when we moved in three years ago.
  7. Media! Media! Media! - The exception to the above rule is entertainment, in the form of books, CDs, and DVDs. At the risk of sounding like an obsessive/compulsive freak, they're all alphabetized. Apparently that's not normal.
I love our house. We hope to stay here until they cart us off to the old folks' home, or until Eminent Domain bludgeons us with a bypass.

Pass this meme on so Rob can get famous for something other than eating carrots.


I tried to come up with 7 Wonders of my house. Aside from China cat Sunflower and Abby the Wonder cats (OK, I love them, see?) I'm stuck.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/22/2006 8:49 PM

Awesome, Jeri -- truly your house has wonders. Thanks for playing!

(And I suspect I'll never live those carrots down.)

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 4/22/2006 11:07 PM

You have inspired us to compile our own list of Wonders. Thanks!

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 4/27/2006 11:54 AM

I to felt inspired. Thanks!

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 5/02/2006 12:20 PM

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