I'm a very visual person. When I am thinking about or talking to someone on the phone, I visualize where they are in their surroundings. Before we left for Oregon we made a trip to Orlando to see Jimmy and Tobitha in their new house. We wanted to see them and they could have met us in Charlotte, but we really wanted to see where they live. They had already been in that house for 3 or 4 months before we got to see it. I'm sure to some it seems silly, but it meant a lot to me to be able to see my girl in her home. Now when I talk with her I can see in my mind her sitting on her leather sofa in the family room, or loading the dishwasher. When I hear her kids playing, I can imagine what room they are in and what toys they might be playing with. It helps me feel connected to them. It helps to illustrate their life for me, and it is a gift.
So I have posted some pics of our home for you. The house is small, but airy. There are plenty of windows but the house is surrounded by lots of trees, so sunlight doesn't exactly pour through them. Speaking of sunlight, there isn't an abundance of it here. During the summer you get quite a lot of sun and very little rain. The rest of the year the atmosphere is mostly grey and green. I hear the leaves are gorgeous in the fall, but they havn't really changed as of yet. Lately the temperatures have been cool or cold, with an occasional warmer day (high 60's--but today is supposed to be in the 70's!).
Well, we are going to the zoo today! Gotta run.