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No Shared Walls

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New little house.

New little house.

dislikes

HORRIBLE carpet; black appliances that don’t match the style of the house; a fireplace that doesn’t work. Those are the things I dislike about my new house.

What I love about my new house?

Cool old tilework and cabinetry

Cool old tilework and cabinetry

Actual dining room off the kitchen. Kid not included.

Actual dining room off the kitchen. Kid not included.

Loads of storage.

Loads of storage.

Cabinetry hand made by the current owner's father.

Cabinetry hand made by the current owner’s father.

Secret trap door.

Secret trap door.

Man cave/poker room/basement/dungeon.

Man cave/poker room/basement/dungeon.

Separate laundry room!

Separate laundry room!

Gigantic textile studio/bike room/bellydance area.

Gigantic textile studio/bike room/bellydance area.

Spacious backyard with laundry line already installed!

Spacious backyard with laundry line already installed!

Pull-out breadboard, like the one I had as a kid.

Pull-out breadboard, like the one I had as a kid.

Ceiling fans for when it's 95 degrees at ten o'clock at night.

Ceiling fans for when it’s 95 degrees at ten o’clock at night.

Moody, glowy afternoon light.

Moody, glowy afternoon light.

Green through the front window.

Green through the front window.

It's AROUND THE CORNER from my sister's house. Which is down the street from her ex-husband's house. My niece will have all of her local, immediate family living ON THE SAME BLOCK.

It’s AROUND THE CORNER from my sister’s house. Which is down the street from her ex-husband’s house. My niece will have all of her local, immediate family living ON THE SAME BLOCK.

But the number one thing we LOVE—LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE—about our new house? Perhaps you know me well enough to know it comes with a story.

A few months back, Matthew and I paid a visit to my sister Wendy. During an evening walk around her neighborhood, we noticed a couple of houses set back from the sidewalk. The first one we noticed had a huge open field in front of it.

Then we noticed the one to the left of it, a cute little white house, surrounded on three sides by open lots. “How’d you like to live there,” we said, elbowing each other.

I only realized when I walked up to it for the viewing that this is that house.

2424

No shared walls.

None.

Sob.

Joy.

Signing the lease today.

5 thoughts on “No Shared Walls

  1. Congratulations!!!! It looks like a great place!

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  2. Mazel tov!

    Must have bought the carpet the same place that the previous owner of our house bought his. Attached is a sample of three of the various kinds. The plaid was in the bathroom.

    When’s the housewarming?

    Love, Jcf

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Damn, Joanne, the attachment didn’t come through. Would love to see a picture of that plaid, wow. An invite for the housewarming went out a few days ago… you were SUPPOSED to be on it, but my midnight-addled brain might have made a mistake. It’s this upcoming Sat, 7pm. Hope you can make it?!

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  3. Hhmmm….I can see it now. Rocking chairs on the front porch, ferns hanging from the eaves, big beautiful pots with flowers and herbs spilling over the tops. And a giant mirror in the belly dancing studio!! I’m SOOOO happy for you and Mathias to finally have a home of your own, sort of, with green space all around and NO SHARED WALLS WITH STUPID INCONSIDERATE FRAT BOYS AND CLICKITY HEELED BITCHES!!

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