Leaving The City

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I think that if I ever move out of the city I am going to get a house with a big yard.  Having lived downtown for so long it’s almost as if I don’t even know what a yard is like anymore.  When I come home I go up to my unit and open the door and I have a nice apartment but if I want to do anything I have to go somewhere public.  We have an open field nearby if I want to walk outside, but it is a public thing, it’s not like it’s my own little area.  It’s quite different to actually have an outside area that you can call your own.  I’d like to have a deck, too, so I can get some benches or whatever up there and invite people over and have a place to sit.  As of now when I invite people over we just chill in my living room because there’s nowhere else to go.

When I get a yard, I’m also going to have a garden.  I want to grow some herbs and many vegetables just to see if I can.  There will be a few other things that I do, too, assuming I get a big enough area.  I also like to grill, so there would definitely be a grill there.  And so people could lay back and relax I would get some metal garden furniture.  Basically, I want to be able to have my little get togethers outside.

But seeing as how I live downtown and work downtown, I  don’t think I’ll be moving to a house with a yard anytime around the present.  Unless, of course, my boss decided that I could work from home and would let me do it that way.  I certainly wouldn’t want to make the trip every day from the burbs into the city.  No way, and most of my friends live here, too, so I’d have to find a way to get them out to where I live which they wouldn’t want to do.  City people like living in the city, and there’s a much different feel out in the suburbs.  While you get stuff like a yard, and grass, and a garage, there is less activity and that sort of thing and you’ve got other issues as well.  The city is my preferred place to live, but there’s lots of things I would like to do if I had a house, too.  But there are a lot of things I love about the city and I have most of my friends here, too, so my garden will heap up in my idea list until then.