Does a poop tardis count as an “amenity”?
April 5, 2012 § 12 Comments
An old friend is coming for a visit at the end of this month. The last time this friend visited, Dave and I were living in our old place, which was a much newer house, with plenty of amenities. To be sure, the farmhouse’s extended property and beautiful views make our current quarters much nicer than any other place we have ever lived. However, some people can’t fathom why two perfectly reasonable people would want to put their brand new house on the market, and move into an old farmhouse. Dave and I are engineers and very good with renovations, and so we tend to think of the farmhouse as a charming challenge.
I sent a note to our friend, telling him how much we are looking forward to seeing him. I felt compelled to tell our friend that although the farmhouse may lack the amenities of our old place, it is still very hospitable. Dave, worried that my comment about “amenities” might cause our friend hesitation, took the time to add this sardonic little postscript:
“The farmhouse is great. I don’t know why Libby is down on it. I know it could use some fixing up but we are not that lacking, as we still have the street construction poop tardis out front for the next 5 to 6 months. It’s not like you’ll have to poop behind the bushes or anything. Not right now, anyway. Hopefully we will be able afford modern amenities someday soon, before they finish the street and take away the porta-potty.
We keep waiting for another water main break so we can bathe out in the street. It’s better when it happens at night and less embarrassing because we can hide from the cars easier. But we did get some rain recently so at least the pond is full, just in case you need to take a bath out there.”