House sizes

I was surprised last night to pace out my new house and find it might be smaller than I thought. It seems pretty big (too big in some rooms). If I did the math right last night, the house is about 400 sq ft. If I were to build a house that size I’d want more closet space, room for a full sized fridge (I think) and a stove top, and a garage for tools. I’d want a bathtub and no weird three foot deep and nine inch wide shelves behind the toilet. And I’d want a smaller living room. But I’ll experiment with the living room, and hopefully when I move again I’ll know just what size the kitchen/living room should be to be comfortable and useful.

I think I’ll be quite comfortable there. Most of what I have left-except my tools-will fit in the space just fine. Even the furniture. But in getting rid of things, I’ve changed my thinking-I’m not as interested in accumulating anymore. Sales and deals don’t hold my interest like they used to, and even my addiction to “found objects” seems to have diminished a lot. And I’ve found myself putting things away rather than leaving them where I had them last.

The way the interior walls are placed has much more to do with the feeling of space in a house than the actual square footage. I’ve known that. But interestingly there seems to be something else that gives a feeling of space: the lack of desire for more.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on May 11, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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