A hive is a house for a bee.A hill is a house for an ant, an ant.
A hole is a house for a mole or a mouse
And a house is a house for me!
-A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME by Mary Ann Hoberman
A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME is one of the picture books I remember vividly from my childhood. Even now I can recite impressive chunks of it from memory and some of the illustrations are preserved perfectly in my mind.
For some time now I've been planning to show you my house. Or at least, the one I'm living in at the moment. But, you know, taking a lot of pictures of a basement apartment requires good light (you'll see I compromised a bit on this one, but a gifted photographer I am not!) and a lot of time and energy. And getting all of those things at once can be tricky!
I knew, though, that when I did get around to making this post I'd want to quote Mary Ann Hoberman's book. In fact, I've had that quote typed up and sitting in an otherwise empty blogger draft for weeks now.
Would you like to see where we live?
This is Aunt Katie and Tim's house. They are generous enough to let us live in their basement apartment while we get on our feet!
They built this incredible fire pit. It's so awesome to sit out by the fire at night.
This is the view from our front door.
Inside, the front door leads to our kitchen!
This is where the magic happens, baby!
Sometimes, I look out the window when I do dishes, and I see cows.
Really. Cows. See?
If you come over for dinner (and you know you want to) this is where you'll be sitting.
We're in the frozen tundra, here, so we have a lot of sweatshirts and coats and jackets at our fingertips.
Because I am a lucky, lucky girl I get to wear David's old hockey jacket when my own hoodies just won't do the trick.
The livingroom is where we spend most of our time.
I LOVE this little stove. At night when it's cold---even under an afghan--we light a little fire while we read and listen to music. Blissful!
And we're always reading. (Catch a glimpse of PW's cookbook? More on that in the future!)
I approve of David's bookmark!
This is the livingroom window.
The view can be really breathtaking.
On to the bedroom!
We even have a guest room!
Here's some pictures of the surrounding area. These views are pretty everyday for me. I see them on my way to job interviews, on my way to the farmers' market, on my way to :::cringe::: Walmart...
And that's where we live! Definitely a big change from New York City. A big change from the suburbs of Massachusetts, even. We're so lucky to have family out here helping us out and giving us an amazing place to stay! We'll never be able to thank you enough. Truly!
(I've got to admit though, that I still miss the ocean something fierce).