We walked past this building almost every day. It is near the parks. My day dream was to live there, on the top floor.
I drive around where I live now. There are rarely any houses that make me daydream.
None of them allow me to pretend that I am really living in Paris or Italy or Buenos Aires.
Some make me think it would be like living in the 1800s or maybe in another state but none can transport me like the buildings in Buenos Aires.
I have been vaguely house hunting.
I found one house that I will like. I found a condo that has possibilities.
The house is perfect for an old woman and her cats.
The Condo is too.
The house is in a town that is hardly a town, a cafe, market, church, gallery and I think that is it.
But it is a gorgeous town.
The house is on a street that is forest and river on one side, homes on the other.
Old Victorians, grand old homes and then a few smaller quirky homes then the one I like, a "Sears House". I have never heard of such a thing.
I am a lover of the Arts & Crafts style and have a few things from my Great grandmother that would fit very nicely in a home of that style.
A house with a fireplace ... which as we all know .. is not just a luxury up here ..
A small house with a mountain behind it and a forest in front ..
The condo is in a town that is brimming over with History and homes from the early days of the United States .. before there were even States.
Traitors and heroes and Presidents, they were all here at one time and they left their homes and legacies too.
I want to live in a town where I can walk more and drive less.
Either of these houses will do, although the Condo is in a better area for walking.
I try to imagine myself a few years from now - an old woman with her cats and maybe a little dog.
Do I want to be in a Condo ? or do I want to be in a little house with a little garden and a porch and nature all around me ?
This is one that is going to have to be decided by fate.
Whenever this house finally sells, whatever is still available might be the one I will grab.
In the meantime, my realtor has ignored me .. no one has looked at the house and I am at a loss as to how to go about fixing it.
But then I think, I am not being tortured living here, I will just wait and see.
I have my hands full these days anyway- 2 cats who do not see eye to eye on things .. a garden that is going wild, you can watch things grow just sitting there and looking at it.
Deer visit, many chipmunks and squirrels and hopefully no bears.
When the warning came out for people not to leave their dogs out at night because of the bears, I considered an apartment in the City. any City .
It is Saturday. That used to be exciting. Now it is just another day.
For those readers who are happy it is finally Saturday- Have a great day !!
I will be going for a walk, to see the Highland calves up the hill.
The horse and I have a chat and the sheep eavesdrop and the little lambs all run around yelling.
It is very pleasant up there.