June 9, 2006

Shove Me In the Shallow Water

I've been having a recurring fantasy.
Oh it's a hot one, this fantasy of mine.
So hot it sizzles.

It's pretty simple in theory: tear up our roots, sell our house, quit our jobs, relocate to the quiet fantasy place I'm certain exists somewhere besides my daydreams.

Upon arrival at our mythical destination, we'll pay cash for a piece of real estate costing but a fraction of what houses go for in the suburban paradise we now inhabit. There will be no mortgage and therefore no pressure to earn the "big bucks" (har!) our current lifestyle requires. We'll have no-stress jobs we'll leave behind upon returning home. There will be no lengthy traffic-filled commutes and no hordes of humankind clogging places we want to go. There will be a vegetable garden, an office with a spectacular natural view, a huge woodpile, seasons with definition, and an outdoor cat to keep the shed free of mice. Our dogs will like it there, too.

None of our neighbors in this mythical place will care that we are two women who share a king-sized bed. The mythical government will welcome us with open arms.

Oh! There will be a hardware store in town, too. A real hardware store. One with a wide selection of all things which rightfully should be sold in a hardware store along with plenty of friendly staff willing to impart their practical techniques and wisdom to patrons. It won't be some lameass store like the one in the town where my mother lives that only sells 3/16 screws in lengths of 2" and 3" when we what we really need are 2-1/2" (yes I'm bitter!).

See what I mean?
It's irresistible.
This fantasy rocks.

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19 comments:

the only daughter said...

So it shall be written, so it shall be done!

maxine said...

Sounds like the lesbian collective ( by invitation, of course) that I have planned in a nice little community in Mexico. See you there?

Cris said...

sounds like a heavenly place.

we have talked about that before too. the thing that stops us at this point is the grandkids....well at least the one who is close.

max-mexico is too hot and i think they miss too many of the seasons.

New Zealand is a good option...

WordsRock said...

It'll be north, not south, Max. I do love me some snow. :)

Cris, right now it's the need to stay near my mother that makes this more a fantasy than the actual beginnings of a plan.

TOD, I do so hope you are right...

Average Jane said...

Hey, I want to move there, too!

Elizabeth said...

"...we'll pay cash for a piece of real estate costing but a fraction of what houses go for in the suburban paradise..."

I do believe you're talking about Cansas.

WenWhit said...

Hey, the house right next to my mom (in EB's neck of the woods) is going for a paltry 50K.

Um, nevermind. I am NOT proposing we live next door to my mom.

TDharma said...

gf, this is my fantasy as well! But remember to include really good DSL or cable!!!!

My idea of the good life is spending most of my day out doors tending vegetables and flowers, and chickens, and bees, and maybe a cow or two. I know, it's an old and oft tried fantasy...but it's mine.

trisha said...

Let me know when casting begins for the role of "wacky neighbor!"

WenWhit said...

I'm afeared that "pinkbonnets" won't thrive in that climate.

maxine said...

I think we should all throw in to the pot and buy the ug dykes house next door to us and then we can have a lesbian commune right here...lesbian mecca, all hail queenmaxine...e can do some slamup remodel work to custommize it and we can have some awesome potlucks or become the envied travel destination for lesbian artists needing retreat...and it even snowed on xmas eve 2004...recent history!!

~m~ said...

You don't watch alot of M. Night Shyamalan by any chance do you?

*grin*

NursePam said...

I love it! Mine will be in the mountains. And in my dream I am dancing on the mountainside, my long gray hair flowing in the wind.

Elizabeth said...

Nursepam...are you singing the hills are alive with the sound of music? If so becareful when you're twirling around, you might run into Weese.

Elizabeth said...

pinkbonnets...ahahahaha

weese said...

we talk about this too. all the time. we can buy(collectively) a big plot of land and build. its actually doable i think...with some planning.
and sorry Max - but Texas is not exactly what i would call a liberal state.
the NE is the place to be.

Elizabeth said...

But it's REALLY cold in the NE. Really cold. Blizzards. Cold. Coldness. Cold-ocity.

tiff said...

The hardware store is a MUST.

I have this daydream too, but without the hardare store. I must now revise to accommodate.

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

Hardware stores that don't have at least an entire aisle full of screws are just plain wrong. I think I'll be in Maxine's Mexican commune because, much as snow is fun to visit, I don't want to be stuck scooping and driving in it every day.