Rather than review yet another crazy week, I thought I'd get some ideas on (virtual) paper about what I want in a new place. Not moving anytime soon, my lease isn't up til March. But I'm still daydreaming of what I want in a new place.
The problem with the current Château Innsmouth is that it's laid out
organically, and there isn't really enough room to reorganize. Plus the
apartment has features that use space badly, like a bar area, and a fireplace/
mantle. Plus, as a crazed book collector, I want more room for bookcases.
So here's my ideas.
A 2 bedroom (or one bedroom with a study) apartment/duplex/condo. The usual
bedroom, bathroom, kitchen stuff. If possible a garden tub for soaking, and
washer/dryer so doing laundry doesn't require extra tentacles to leave the
place. All pretty mundane more or less. Hardwood/tile floors if possible,
easier to clean and less dust. Don't really care about appliances, as long
as they work well and I have room in the kitchen to do stuff. More than one
closet would be nice.
The fun stuff starts in the living
room area. Usually that's the biggest room in the place, and for mine
it will become the library. Walls of bookcase, as tall as I can
get/reasonably afford, covering most/all of the wall space. Somewhere in
there will be the reading nook, comfy chair, lamp, fan, etc. Possibly by
a window, if I don't just cover them all up with bookcases. Half height
bookshelves making an island in the middle maybe, possibly with a table
top to display some of my collection of weird knickknacks. No TV or
couch or other standard living room stuff, I'm not one for entertaining.
Maybe another couple of chairs instead. If there's a dining room, it will
pretty much be an extension of the living room. (or possibly act as a study
depending on size and location.
The other bedroom/den/etc, I'll set that up as my study. Will probably
be the larger of the rooms. I look at bedrooms a lot like the ancient
Romans did, it's a place to sleep and keep stuff, not to live in.
Find a new, cooler
desk (or desks). On one wall will be the TV and a rack for the various
server, network and media stuff (some of it will depend on where the demarc for
the internet service ends up) My workstations will be on the desk, along
with my usual fidgets and favorite Cthulhu items. I'll put together some
kind of display cabinet for more of the Mythos stuff. Framed art on the
walls (vs randomly adding stuff to the wall with tacks), a few bookshelves
(probably half height, to mix art and books). The books in the study
are either favorites, extra fancy, or just stuff I like having in arm's
So that's my thoughts about a future home. We'll see how it works out. Join
me next time, when I'll probably ramble about a crazy week or two. Ciao.