Ten on Tuesday is found at CaroleKnits.net. She knits. :-) So do I. She also is Photographer, and so am I, except she is good and I am just a point-and-shoot kind of girl. She is a Photographer and I am a photographer. (see the difference??) hmmm ... me neither. She is a Photographer. Period.
Anyway, on Tuesdays she hosts Ten on Tuesday and this week's topic is home. I was hooked. I recently blogged a lot about my home.
So here is my entry for why I love my home.
|View from my living room window.|
- that I have lived here for 30 years and so much of my life history is tattooed on the walls of this abode
- that my townhouse sits up from the street - on a terraced hill that gives beauty as well as space from the road - unusual for a townhouse - and that my townhouse backs to woods - again, rare for townhouse living.
- that my townhouse is in a well maintained quiet community with good neighbors
- that my kitchen is small by current standards - small but big ... functional
- that my mortgage has been paid off since 2002 - that saved us when both my husband and I got laid off from our jobs at the same time in 2003 - hows that for timing
- that after 2 years of effort - the house is painted through out, hardwood floors put in (heaven) and majorly decluttered creating space and peace in my brain - YES!
- that my back and front yards are small - mulch, no grass - so no mowing either.
- that my townhouse was big enough to provide temporary shelter to 5 family members at separate times when they needed help
- that my townhouse has a room totally dedicated to (and filled to the brim at times) my passions of knitting and weaving and spinning. Ok ... spinning is more of a future passion but you get the idea.
- that my 68 year old legs are strong from climbing all the steps inside and out for years and years and years. I hate the steps on grocery day, but when I am 80 I will hopefully be able to stand on two legs - not three (cane) or four (walker) or no legs (wheel chair.) I think of it as a personal gift from my house to me
That was fun!