Wednesday, March 11, 2009
What to do when you fall in love
Last year at this time we got ready to move.
We'd driven down a street in our neighborhood we had never been down before. It was night and we were in the woods, a mile and a half from the house we'd lived in for l4 years. We pulled into a driveway to turn around and the headlights caught this ceiling, floating in the trees.
One month later, we owned the house.
Walking through, we imagined our piano in the front windows.
What was the significance of the copper-quilted indoor barbecue?
We bought it just before Christmas, when we decided that the costs of repairing all the rot were never going to be accurately assessed, that we would just do what we could when we could.
That's what you do when you fall in love with a house.