Monday, March 25, 2013
31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 25
Day 25: Describe your location
Exact... ugly tapestry looking covered wheeled office chair in front of a cherry computer armoire that sits in my family room... only illumination is provided by a chintzy desk lap (courtesy of Wal-Mart) that is black and dons a Stars Wars stickers (courtesy of Drew).
Let me preface my location with a disclaimer: I am blessed to live in a beautiful big two-story house in a fancy-schmancy neighborhood. A typical household is a stay-at-home-mom and a working dad... lots of people exercise, we have trails, we have parks, we have an exemplary rated Elementary school just a mile from my home. Blah... Blah... Blah...
In general, however, I live in suburbia-hell. I live in neighborhoods with 6-8 feet between the houses so that if you're sitting in the water closet in my bathroom and my neighbor is walking up the stairs leading off her kitchen, she can peer into my bathroom...and see me... sitting in the loo. Not that she would. But she could. And, for me, that's too close.
I live in the land of concrete and strip malls. Everything you'd possibly want is within a 10 mile radius. 15 miles if you want to count the mall. Like I said...suburbia hell.
My preference? Solitude. Acreage. Quiet. Crickets.
I would, however, settle on enough room for privacy while still having neighbors so the boys could play. Enough land for say... a basketball court/tennis court way in the back... a garden... a dog run... a pool (?)... lots of trees... and still some greenery...