“Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
This is the house I am in currently. When I left and stayed at the Canyon Lake and Smithville houses my family moved. It was weird walking into a new house I hadn’t even seen pictures of. But something about it was also fairly comforting.
Despite the house being old, it was new to me. Despite living in this area of Kansas for a pretty long time I have not explored around here much. You can imagine how much a good surprise I was in for when I realized how much there was to do in this area. Granted the majority of it is shopping and eating. Both things I’m not the biggest fan of but all in all it’s not a bad place to be.
As I mentioned earlier the house is old, I am talking storm windows, sketchy wiring old. Some might hear this and hate it but my family welcomes it with open arms. It’s quirky and slight chaos that fits our vibe. It’s something that can be hard to find in the suburbs.
As I’m writing this I’m sitting on the back porch in the sun and grateful for the good weather. After being in an apartment for almost a year and a half the joys of being in a house came flooding back. We can blast music all hours of the night, we can play volleyball and have dance parties without worrying about neighbors. We can appreciate the simple joys in life that we didn’t realize we took for granted previously.
Yes, this house is old and it creaks and it a bit sketchy when you look at it up close. But it’s also home as of right now and I’m going to love every minute of it. This house has a story and my family is going to get to be a part of that story.