Your favorite area in the house....

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  1. Emma's#1fan

    Emma's#1fan Active Member

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    I do not have a favorite area in my house. However, I like my house. I like my dining area because I can see the back garden, and I like the living room because I can see the front garden. :D My whole yard is my favorite spot outside of the house. I love the outdoors and I love making the outside liveable as well as useful.
     
  2. crazymama

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    OhioMom, I would go nuts with all those kids around lol. There are a few kids here on the mountain, and sometimes kids come and go in a few of the rentals on the farm's land... the farm was hubby's grandparents, about 700 acres all together that has now been divided between his mom's generation and some of hubby's generation has some of it too. Then next to the farm's land is the state game lands.. I think there are about 10,000 wooded acres there... I will never explore all of them..but we try...lol
     
  3. Jackie

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    Oh, I'd LOVE to be the house all the kids hung out at (as long as they were good kids, lol!). Then I would know exactly where my kids were, and with whom. We did have a neighbor move in with...difficult...kids. They would play in our yard, and if they didn't behave, I sent them home. I never had any problems, because they knew better in my yard! One day, I was walking and ran into the mother for the first time. I said, "Oh, you must be D's mom!" And the first thing out of her mouth was "What did he do now?" I reassured her that he was fine when he was in my yard, and I just wanted to meet her. Eventually the kids stopped coming, which was OK with me because the older the became, the more trouble. The girl had a baby at 14, and D got in trouble for breaking into houses in the area (!!!) with a bunch of adult good-for-nothings. They've moved since!
     
  4. sixcloar

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    We were the hang-out house when we lived in TX, and I loved it--most of the time. Here, we are in an area of mostly older people and haven't met any kids in the neighborhood.

    I like my house OK, but haven't thought about what my favorite place is. Honestly, because we know this location is temporary, it doesn't really feel like home.
     
  5. Blizzard

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    I don't care for any place in this house more than any other, really. I moved here for my husband and tolerate it for his sake. Now if we are talking outdoors, I love it! If you took bat weather and bugs out of the equation, I'd live outside.
     
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    My front porch.. :) Just need to fix it up but I LOVE it just because it's where hubby and I sit and talk for hours..
     
  7. OhioMom

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    I'm in total agreement about using the outdoors as a 'room'. I wish I could just live in my backyard. Winter is irritating because suddenly I feel very cramped. And with all the kids around here, they wind up in my house & by the time they live, it looks like a hurricane hit it! But, yes, it's easier to keep an eye on my own kids if the neighbor kids play here. We've had 3 attempted child abductions in the past year in our area. Same guy: mid 50's, mustache. So naturally, I freak every time I can't see them. And this guy isn't picky either. It's been boys & girls from 8-14. However, I said ATTEMPTED, so at least all the parents really got through to their kids. They've gotten away every time. The scary one was one of my daughters classmates. It hit the paper the next day. He tried to abduct her walking home from school. And this is why I always pick her up!
     
  8. Jackie

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    OH, MY!!! That's one of the advantages with so many kids around...they aren't alone so much and can watch out for each other.
     
  9. OhioMom

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    Yes & all of us built our homes the same year & after 9 yrs, we all know who each others kids are and who they should be with. Everyone is actually pretty good about keeping an eye out. I can't really see that happening here, mainly because there is only one way in and out of the development and a lot of cops, a couple detectives and a US Marshall live here. I don't know who would be dumb enough to attempt it with a guy standing at the bus stop with his gun in it's holster and a badge, putting his kid on the bus. And the bus stop is right in front of his driveway :D
     
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  11. Jackie

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    My favorite area in a few years will be the back corner where I'm trying to establish berry bushes. I've got thornless blackberries along one fence, and raspberries along another fence, and one blackberry with thorns. They're just starting out. I've had the blackberries for two years now, and the raspberries were planted in the fall, but are doing fine for their first year.
     
  12. JosieB

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    I love my whole house really. The only things I don't like are:

    The laundry room is too small.
    The porches are too small.
    We always have horrible neighbors is one house.

    And I wish it were a stick built house instead of a mobile home-simply because if we ever want to sale it, it will be worth less because it's not stick built....plus since it's a 13-14 year old mobile home, many places won't insure it so I'm kinda stuck with our insurance company. We actually purchased homeowners insurance on it 2 months before we bought it so we could be grandfathered into a policy that gives us replacement value instead of current value...which I can't find any insurance company around that offers that on a mobile home this old...

    I guess my favorite room is the living/dining combo. It's large. There is plenty of room to entertain, build forts, play, socialize, run around, have a party, etc. It's open and has great natural light. I can see the kitchen from "my spot" on the couch.

    I also like that it's a split bedroom plan. The kids have 'their side' of the house. A short hallway leads to a "landing area" as I call it with 4 doors-Bathroom, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 and classroom. (I'm betting they will love this too when they are teens)

    I also like that I have a master suite. I wish I you didn't HAVE to walk through my office to get to my bedroom and bathroom, but....at least I have an office...even if it is just a huge pile of laundry waiting to be folded right this minute...

    I guess I love our house so much because I HATED our previous house. It was so small. Had useless space. Mold from a constantly flooding basement. Bad yard, bad neighbors. Bad location (busy intersection by the city school system) and in the city...
     

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