It's strange, indeed, that a new living space can have such a profound effect on one's pysche. Maybe it's having a project, something to keep you busy...or maybe it's just that changing your surroundings can change your point of view. Doesn't matter, really...it's still pretty cool. But I've done some very uncharacteristically domestic things these last few weeks. Such as suffer through the Lawn Mower Wars so I could mow my gigantic lawn (more on that later), spend $200 on plants, pots and potting soil for my patio, and willingly make my bed at least once in a while. Weird.
For those who care, here's a few photos of the inside of the house in it's current state - no real new decor, just old stuff rehung, but it's starting to look like someone actually lives there.
By far the best part of my first month of home rentership was coming home on Saturday and noting a stranger mowing my backyard. Normally, strangers in my backyard would be serious cause for concern, but it turns out that my neighbors got a new riding mower and wanted to "test" it on my pathetic, partially mowed battlefield...er...lawn. And they plan to test the mower in the future, to which I say, bring it on! Definitely a pay it forward moment.
So all in all, this whole domesticity thing is pretty sweet. It's certainly getting me out of the office on time - how odd that I want to get home so I can clean, organize, plant and install things. As I said before, weird.