Monday, September 28, 2015

Get a House Lose a House Get a House

So here's why I had to suddenly do some house rethinking. See, I had it all figured out. The Pepperwood Farm was going to belong to my brother, Sebastian, and his wife, Eris.

All figured out. Easy peasy. Until I get a call from Eris & Sebastian saying they'd like to visit the FAO Schwartz house.

And I'm all "sure! No problem!" 'cause it didn't even occur to me WHY they would want to see it.

'Cause I figured they were settled on the Pepperwood Farm because it was PERFECT for them!

Sebastian is a mad scientist, always working on stuff, and I figured that huge attic would be perfect for his experiments and all that. And I was right.

Except for one little thing that made MY house more just a little MORE perfect.

I knew I was in trouble when they started giving each other these meaningful glances in the house. I knew they liked it. 'Cause what's not to like? It's an awesome house.

But it was the weird little room at the top of the stairs they were most fascinated with. It's super small. In fact I was going to make it into a linen closet. But they saw another use for it.

See, Sebastian is a shapeshifter. But not on purpose. He can't control it, and sometimes he just turns into all kinds of critters. He hasn't turned into anything dangerous lately (like that time when he turned into a snake and BIT me!), but just in case, they would like any house they get to have a "holding room", where he can hang out, safely, as a whatever he turned into.

And honestly, that IS a pretty good use for that room, and a good reason why this house is a better fit for them than the Pepperwood Farm.

So I told them that was fine, we could totally trade. And that made them so happy, and content, I caught them holding hands and making goo goo eyes at each other on the balcony.

I have a feeling they're taking my lawn chairs too. *sigh*

So that's what happened. They like the house, it suits them, and the Pepperwood Farm was always the house Wendy had in mind for me anyway. So I'm totally sister of the year because I gave them the FAO house, 'cause they like it so much.

They like my car too, but I'm not THAT great a sister. They are just going to have to find their own car. Just sayin'.

- Miri

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