November 17, 2005

Rich Man or Poor Man

This week's Thursday Three:

1) If you had an unlimited amount of money, what sort of house would you like to have?

I would love to have a big Queen Anne Victorian with a tower. I've always wanted a tower room. Something like this would do nicely.

2) If you decided to chunk it and go the full Thoreau route, what sort of hovel would you like to have?

A cabin in Alaska. I've never hauled water or had to pee in an outhouse at forty below, and while I wouldn't relish those things, the Alaskan life is still compelling to me. I was reading a story to the kids last night about a family from Fairbanks and was longing to chuck it all and head back to the far North. By the way, the book Baby in a Basket by Gloria Rand is a great read and one of those that when finished The Boy not only immediately wanted to read to himself, but was most disappointed to learn that we did not own our own copy.

3) What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the house or apartment you live in right now?

I wish we had a bath tub in the master bathroom. Sure, I would love another bedroom for the kidlets or a bigger family room for them to trash play in, but mostly, I hate having to drag all my stuff upstairs to take a bath in the only bathtub in the house.


Interesting that the cabin would be in Alaska, and the fine ol' Queen Anne you have shown us has palm trees!

I think I'd take the palm tree place, and be satisfied if I had a shack or a mansion.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 17, 2005 09:51 AM

That was just a picture of the general style of Victorian I'd take. Palm trees are unnecessary. In fact if they come attached to California, I think I'd prefer to do without them.

Posted by: Jordana at November 17, 2005 10:42 AM

The older I get the more I want things to be simplified. I’ll try and post some pictures to my photobucket account. There are some nice Victorians in Wilmington NC.

Posted by: jim at November 17, 2005 11:19 AM

Yes, a tower! I forgot to include a tower in my dream house. I saw a picture once of a tower that was also a library, with lots of windows and landings with comfy chairs and books.

Posted by: earth girl at November 17, 2005 11:50 AM

Apparently all yellow houses with towers also come with palm trees. This one is from Wilmington and I took it as I passed by walking from a church convention.
DeaconJim photo album -

Posted by: jim at November 20, 2005 05:54 PM