May 7, 2008

Since moving into our new house, I've spent some time going through boxes of stuff from childhood, college, and med school. It has been fun to look at things I'd forgotten about and be reminded of little gadgets and gizmos that I treasured as a kid. While I can remember many things that I no longer have, it was interesting to see things that somehow made it from Rosewood Court to Hangman lane (our new address--scary I know).

So, in the spirit of things that I treasure, and in the setting of a new house, I thought I'd share the parts of the house that so far speak the most to me. Indulge me if you will.

The first thing I want to mention is that I'm actually writing this post on my laptop while I lounge on my half of the bed with Sal sleeping soundly next to me. What's really cool is that I don't have all the photos that I'm posting on my computer's hard drive, but am accessing them through a wireless hard drive (Time Capsule for all you Mac faithful). So that's the first thing I'm really excited about--a wireless external hard drive that all the computers in the house can access (including the clunky PC in Schmoopie's room).

So, in short, this is the first part of the house that I like.


My half of the bed is near the door to the deck, as you can see. I've got plenty of room for stuff and can fit my nightstand next to the bed. This was not the case in our rental house where I was wedged into the corner of the room next to a louvered closet door with no room for a lamp or clock radio let alone a night stand.

The next thing that I'm enjoying is my own closet. Not much to say about this except that I can put whatever I want in it, including ski boots.


Another part of the house that I'm starting to enjoy is the basement. Though it is unfinished, it is heated and cooled so it is usable space, perfect for an exercise room. I just recently set up our old TV and got a cheap DVD player so that I can watch training videos (for biking) and Veep can watch whatever while we pedal.


Along those same lines, I have quickly come to appreciate the garage. This is something I knew I'd like, especially during this past winter. It is great having room for both of our cars plus plenty of room for camping stuff, skis, and bicycles. Oh yeah, and garden tools somewhere.


So there you have it, some of the treasured highlights of the new house. There are other things I appreciate about the place of course, but these are the things that probably make the most difference in my little world.


  1. "oversized garages rock"

  2. I love the photos of you house. The views out your windows are stunning. Cary mentioned building a yurt in your wooded backyard, he thinks you wouldn't notice... We were introduced to one of your childhood treasures the other day, a very brilliant torch that Cary wouldn't quit playing with. He threatened to put on the oh so short shorts and run through the streets singing the Olympic theme song. I'm surprised he didn't show up on your doorstep wearing them. Thanks for letting him crash there the other day. He really enjoyed his visit.

  3. Yeah, that garage does look quite a bit bigger than the one you had in Portland, if I remember correctly.:-) I think we need to try and visit you soon to bask in the glory of your new surroundings.