Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Sweet New House

This year, my second at DePauw, I am renting a different house from the house I rented last year. Last year I rented from a faculty member who was on sabbatical in Guatemala. He returned from his adventures abroad, so this year I am renting from a faculty member who will be on sabbatical in Germany.  I thought I could never love any house as much as I loved my teensy little house last year: it was so small, just right for one person all alone, and steps away (literally) from campus. But now I love my new house just as much.

It's a bigger house, with a wonderful front porch with a swing on it.

It has beautiful original woodwork, lovingly restored.

My room upstairs is extremely cozy, with a bed tucked in a corner with cross ventilation from two windows. I sleep under a German-style duvet, or what I call a "puff."  It is so comfortable that it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. Of course, Ruby, my stuffed jackrabbit puppet, sleeps with me.

This house is several blocks from campus, in a neighborhood filled with DePauw faculty.  Best of all, Julia, whose house this is, and her darling little boy, Alex, aren't leaving for Germany until October, so I have had the joy of making two wonderful new friends. It is so lovely to sit on the porch with them after work, as Alex eats a Popsicle, and we all share stories of our days at work and school. I will miss them desperately when they depart in another few weeks.

Year two is looking pretty good so far!


  1. It looks lovely and cozy, just what you like!


  2. Very cozy, indeed! I love the exterior upshot! I guess the green surroundings contribute a lot to the rural and relaxing ambiance of your home. You definitely made a good choice! =)

    1. I agree with you, Jackson. Beauty, comfort and affordability are the three things to look for when buying a house, you know. By the way, I like your carpet in the living room, Cmills. It’s very elegant!

  3. I’d have to agree with Abdul Jackson! This is a great choice! I love the porch with the swing on it. Very a Walk-to-Remember like. That’s a compliment, by the way! : )

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