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The Piggery

November 15, 2012


Yesterday I posted the following view from my bedroom window on Facebook, noting that you could just make out the pig corral at right.

“Wait,” a guy from high school commented. “You live next to a piggery?”

Indeed I do, if two pigs, one biggish and white, one tiny and black, qualify as such. I also live along the preferred route of many dog walkers and cyclists, one of whom takes a nice little ride every morning at dawn, while his golden retriever herds his two pygmy goats. The children, on their way to the new school bus stop, spotted them. (Alas, I have no photographic evidence. Yet.)

Note that there are no houses across the street. Only pigs. Also note: there are screens on the windows! Most convenient.

Above is the view from the window at the top of the stairs. It’s also the view from the toilet, provided you leave the bathroom door open, which I highly recommend.

I realize I don’t usually do this–post pictures, because this is a very serious WRITTEN website. But here is my living room, in a state of mild disarray, and in a photo that, I promise, hardly does it justice.

I will write more about my extremely fascinating feelings and emotions in a little while, when I can manage to stop wandering from room to room with a big stupid grin on my face, goggling at my good fortune. All of you who said that I would leave my old house and find the perfect new house someday, when the time was right and the planets lined up and it was meant to be? History has proved you correct.

This place–it’s a dream. And I’m so, so, so happy.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2012 7:52 pm

    Happy rocks. Because of the happy this just might be my favorite post of yours.

  2. Rebekah permalink
    November 15, 2012 8:11 pm

    Your post made me cry…and gives me great hope.

  3. November 15, 2012 10:11 pm

    I am so happy for you. Nothing like being content in your own space.

  4. November 15, 2012 11:46 pm

    How wonderful!! Cheers,

  5. Lucy permalink
    November 16, 2012 4:08 am

    Happy’s good. Keep it up. And can I move in with you and live in the flowery armchair on the right? Lucy.

  6. November 16, 2012 5:21 am

    i have goosebumps, and teary eyes. Ridiculously happy for you. what a beautiful house! and nothing beats eccentric neighbours (human or otherwise).

  7. telechick permalink
    November 16, 2012 7:05 am

    Congratulations!! It looks lovely. The first of my houses is slated to close today (fingers still crossed of course) and the second next week (fingers doubly crossed), so it would seem we’re both getting our real estate dreams made true at the same time. yay!

    • irretrievablybroken permalink*
      November 17, 2012 10:47 am

      Oh, congratulations! Fingers and toes crossed, indeed.

  8. Was Living Down Under permalink
    November 16, 2012 10:45 am

    “I realize I don’t usually do this–post pictures, because this is a very serious WRITTEN website.”

    Yes – but sometimes, pictures do speak louder than words. Those pictures exude happiness if that’s possible? And, as other’s have said, happy is good. Great even. Really glad you’re there.

  9. SarahB permalink
    November 16, 2012 10:51 am

    In the words of my toddler, who really puts joy best, “YAY!” ****wild applause****

  10. November 16, 2012 9:00 pm

    Congratulations! It looks like a lovely, cozy house.

  11. November 19, 2012 2:34 pm

    This made me very, very happy for you. Happiness, a new home, and pygmy goats, even! Long-awaited, much-deserved.

    (The house/happiness, not the goats.) (Or, what the hell. The goats, too.)

  12. Nan permalink
    November 19, 2012 7:31 pm

    Wonderful! Congratulations.

  13. Sarah permalink
    March 16, 2013 7:22 am

    The view from the window at the top of the stairs is the exact same to the one from Anne’s bedroom. Anne of Green Gables, that is. I would not ask for much more. So happy for you!
    (If the feeling I had when I walked into my first flat, my pre-marriagevery own perfect flat, is anything to go by, you must be in heaven. I am so happy for you!)

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