A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – House or Home

I recently sold my home on the fifth day it was listed. The closing will be in a couple of weeks. My plan was to purchase my dream home but there was not enough time to find the perfect home for me. I don’t want to settle for a house because I need one. I want to purchase one because I love it.

When I was out visiting houses I never saw one that spoke to me and made me fall in love. I came to the conclusion that now is not the time to spend that much money on something I will hate when I get up the next morning and be stuck hating it for the next five years or so.

So where am I going to live? I am moving into a beautiful apartment for now. I’m taking time off from having to cut grass, plant flowers, and treat weeds. Someone else is maintaining the yard I get to enjoy. I can call the maintenance man if there is a need and I don’t have to pay for it.

I’ve lived in homes for the last twenty years taking care of all of the homeowner duties. For the next year I’ll be on a break from that. I will focus on my passions.

Maybe by next year I’ll find my dream home or build it.


I am looking forward to the day when I build my dream home. I scour magazines gathering ideas. I look at Houzz app on my iPad and save pictures of rooms that might be candidates to be recreated in my home.


My plan is to hire an Architect and ask her if she can build me a home around a nine hundred square feet kitchen (like the TV commercial with a faucet).


Side Bar: I’m planning on hiring a female Architect because she will be able to relate to my requests and offer suggestions that will enhance my ideas.


Right now I’m picturing what I want in my head. I guess that is why it can be called a dream home at this point. I will do a rough sketch to give the architect an idea of my desires.


I want a kitchen with all the bells and whistles I can think of. My master suite has to be the cat’s meow from the bedroom, sitting area, bathroom to walk-in closet. Since I’m into music I need a music room big enough for my baby grand piano. A laundry room needs to be big enough that when I turn around I don’t meet myself.


The other three bedrooms and three baths can be average-a little bigger than the ones I have in my present home. Oh yes, I forgot one area. – the foyer. It has to be a great welcoming area to accept guest in grand style.


My dreams are not complete. It is a process. I will be dreaming until I put the last piece of furniture in place and the last flower and blade of grass is in the ground in the garden.