How can they be so nice?

We went to pick up our house key today. You see, we’ve bought a house. It’s our first house. The sellers have been leasing back from us for over a month, but soon the house will be ours.

One reason we went to the house was to have the sellers explain the washing machine. The husband is worried that the movers will drop their washing machine, so he’d rather buy a new one and let the old one stay with the house. Well, it isn’t that old. It is a nice machine, and we saw it work, and it is good. Because the sellers are blind, the washing machine is also in braille. I think it is cool to have a washing machine in braille! (There is writing too, so we won’t be lost, by the way.)

They’re also giving us their lawn mower. We’ve used it once and it works well.

Then the husband asked us if our son liked remote control cars. Oh, you bet he does.

So, the husband said he was going to leave our son two remote control cars. He’s going to put one in the bedroom closet and the other in the living room. They’ll be a surprise.

You walk into the house and it has a good feeling. A good vibe. That is probably mumbo jumbo, but still… The sellers are very nice people.

We are going to love our house.

The House Crazies

Next month we move into our first house. Over 40, this seems late, but maybe now our families will see us as grown ups.

Do you own a house? Words of warning?

In grad school I had a final exam that was one word. Home. I wrote for two hours and got an A.

I’m having trouble balancing my life with about-to-move-into-a-house, but it will be worth it…right? Home. The original asylum.

Home as Seen on Television

Florida gets talked about a lot during an election year. It also tends to get mentioned in any article about serial killers.

I’m from Florida. Born and raised in the middle of the state by a single dad from Rhode Island. Out in the boondocks, an only child, it was like growing up in another universe. Florida was out there. I could see it. I walked around it. But somehow, I was never really there.

Or at least when I hear people on TV talk about Florida, I feel I’m not from there at all.

Do you find the portrayals of your home true or describing a place you’ve never seen?