Share Your World – 2015 Week #19

May 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | Posted in Gratitude, Share Your World | 9 Comments
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This week’s questions are all about our home, whether it be a house, a mansion, a trailer, an apartment, or treehouse; a mini theme version of Share Your World.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

I’ve never lived in a multi-level house. I wouldn’t have minded it when I was young – mainly so that there would be plenty of room to have my own quiet place to read and write. However, we do live on a sloping lot, and now that we are closer to 70 than 60, we notice that it can sometimes be an effort to climb the outside steps to the main door. I wouldn’t want to have to go up and down stairs to get from one room to another, and I am glad the back door is at ground level.

If you have a TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

We do have a TV – only one! It is in the living room, and that’s because both of us want it that way. I wouldn’t want one in the bedroom- bed is for sleeping and cuddling; not for watching TV as far as I’m concerned.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time? Explain your answer.

We both turn lights off when we move from a room – unless we are going straight back to it. It makes sense not to waste power – and money – by leaving them on. If a light isn’t needed, then it goes off.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

I like several of our rooms and don’t know that I have a particular favourite. It certainly would not be the kitchen, even though we’ve just done it up and it looks great – I do not enjoy cooking. I like the living room because that’s where my reading chair is. However the TV is also there, which is a drawback; Hubby watches TV, but I rarely do. My study, where I am at the moment, is the place where I go to write to get emails and browse the internet, and to do my scrapbooking. If I had room for a comfy chair, I would also read here. I suppose, because I do so much here, and I can also shut the door if I want/need to, that my study would be my favourite room

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week we got most of my new kitchen finished. Now it is the right height and the horrible pink bench tops have been replaced.

Next week, I will be catching up with four of my sons and their families – and hopefully welcoming our 12th grandchild into the world. Happy days.

Linda Visman


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  1. Hope all goes well with the latest arrival into the family and safe travels in the week ahead 🙂

  2. I like your “private” comfy room… but I don’t have one yet.

  3. Wow! I just caught the part about the 12 grandchildren… Congratulations!!!

    • I have 5 sons and hubby of 10 years has 3 kids, so we have a good start on grandkids. He has 4 and this will be my 8th. 🙂

  4. Well, let’s try this:
    I live in a two-storey house, which, my wife insists, stimulates the only exercise I get. Preference? For a late eighteenth century mansion with a stairlift! Or any lift; or an escalator…

    Three TVs! A smart TV/computer in the living room, a small and grotesque thing in the kitchen that winges at us, and an absurdly large bedroom screen which was in the living room before the ‘smart’ came. We rarely watch it. Personally I could live without television: my wife could not.

    Lights – oh, lights! So many switches, so few fingers. I do switch off when I leave a room – normally – but I don’t apply much logic to it. I enjoy full, rich light, my wife prefers dim, diffuse light. I often complain of my inability to find her, and she insists she was there all the time…

    Favorite room? My office, with its view across the green and a nice eastern horizon to greet the dawn. A small, intensely muddled, but beautiful place to be.

    Gratitude from last week? To Microsoft, who kindly permitted me to get to the end of it without more than one crash, and to my son, who didn’t need any money this time. In the coming week I don’t know – I am refitting the spare bedroom at the moment, so maybe not having to wait too long in A&E.

    Oh, Linda. Pink worktops? PINK???

    • Well done, Frederick! 🙂 Glad you had a go.
      I can understand why your office is the favourite with that view. I have a lovely view of our trees from mine.
      Yes, pink! They were also high, still there from when hubby bought the house about 15 years ago. I have been here for over 10 years now and had to put up with them all this time. Now they are gone! Yay!
      Oh and take care in the spare room – NO A&E events! 🙂

  5. Congrats on a new baby in the line! 12! That’s impressive!!

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