1/3/13

The Barn Life.

The hubs and I spent some time contemplating our future on the long, long, so so long car drive up to Washington (being stranded in a blizzard in the mountains is scary, and also quite romantic and fun BTW). Where will the next few years bring us? City, country, or *gasp* suburbs? I took a long hard look at what is mentally feasible for me. The suburbs have always frightened me. I grew up in them but left as soon as I could for college and grad school in cities. I would like to say that I have never looked back but that is simply not true. Once I hit my thirties I started longing for something quieter, with more space, and a yard. The burbs seemed like the only choice. But after much discussion we came to the conclusion that we just aren't suburban people. 

Where would that leave us? I had given up and relegated us to a life in our one-bedroom apartment, kids and all, until I started reading JK Rowling's latest which takes place in a village of sorts. Descriptions of quaint town squares, coffee shops and friendly neighbors batted at my brain, leaving little morsels of hope. Small schools, picket fences, tree-lined streets. And there I had it. The dream. Life in a small(er) town. I spent some of the best years of my young life in small towns-Rio, WI (um, where? exactly.) and Williamstown, MA (the best place to grow up ever). I remember, now, saying that I wanted to raise my kids in a town like that. How perfect. It was only as I was daydreaming about small town life that I realized what would be just the most perfect ending to all of this city living. A barn. Barn renovations are, without a doubt, my favorite design projects to look at. Oh, what I could do with a barn. 




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2 comments:

  1. I can't stand the suburbs filled with cludasacks and strip malls- yuck! I LOVE living in a small town with a Main Street that we close for parades and go shopping on each week, neighbors who have become dear friends, and a park around the corner to go kayaking in or bring kids to the playground. Small town life is good!

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  2. Until your kids want friends they can relate to... or a place to actually have fun...

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