Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vaulted Ceiling

When I moved to the town I live in two years ago, my first stop was the community I live in. Having researched the neighborhood online before the move, I knew this would be the perfect location for me - close to work and daycare. I was hoping to find an apartment that overlooked the lake but ended up having to settle for a view of the woods because the coveted lake-views were all occupied.

The vaulted ceiling gave it an open and airy feel and I felt like I could make this home and be happy in it. I did not once think about the practical problems of living alone with a child on the third floor. She would not be able to skip and jump without disturbing the neighbors downstairs, taking out the trash would be a pain as would be bringing home the groceries.

At that point, the view of the woods through the windows and the sunlight rooms made up my mind. I must have been thinking abstract instead of focusing on specifics when I made my choice - that's what vaulted ceilings are supposed to do to consumers.

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