Share Your World – 2014 Week 46

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep? 

Cleanliness and no bugs. But we’ve stayed in some pretty horrible places. Memorably horrible and hopefully will never repeat those experiences.

futon bed cape cod

Music or silence while working?

If I’m editing photos, I will listen to an audiobook or music, but if I’m writing, silence is best. Or at least quiet.

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?


My Chinese porcelain (probably more than three pieces!), some of which is very old … as in thousands of years. And our bed. I LOVE our bed.


Our artwork — the paintings and photographs we have hanging on our walls — is worth more than money. My framed photos, Garry’s awards and photos, plus the paintings and photographs we have bought through the years cannot be replaced. Most are one-of-a-kind. These are what make our home ours.

Han Dynasty 206 BC - 220 AD

Han Dynasty 206 BC – 220 AD

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

Air by far. It’s not the planes, although they are bad. It’s airports that really kill me. Who designs them? They are the worst experience — horrible — for everyone. Is there anyone who loves airports? If so, why?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

They finally fixed the well and we have water. And he came back and filled the huge hole with sand so we have something like a front walk again. Next week? A proper lid for the well, then we are finished with the crisis. Or so we fondly believe!


26 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD – WEEK 46

  1. Love that the well crisis could be coming to a close. Whew! I am sure a full-length hot shower will never have felt so good!

    Just from seeing pictures and hearing stories, I don’t think I would give up your house if I could only keep three things from it. It’s homey, it’s got character, and as for the house that has everything you could ask for, you could probably ask for a few simple things at your existing home and be totally good. (I’m thinking new driveway 😉 )


  2. Great answers. I can say I love the Denver International Airport. Okay not the airport itself as it functions. I worked for an engineering firm who helped built the airport from the ground down, including runways, tunnels, etc. I had a lot fun working for that company at that time. I also take a lot of pride in that airport because I had a little something to do with it. I know that is not the answer you were looking for, but there is one airport I do like 🙂


    • I’m glad there is any airport anyone likes. My most UNfavorite is Dallas … huge, poorly laid out. Difficult to navigate. Unfriendly to the handicapped, though it was years ago and may have improved since then. Over all, airports are too large, the gates are too far from each other and anyone who can’t walk and haul luggage is seriously challenged to actually get anywhere. Haven’t been to Denver though.


      • You would not like Denver’s airport. It’s absolutely huge. It was built of 12 runways and they are using maybe half of that. (I really don’t know anymore how many runways they use). You have to walk to the tram tunnels then get on these trams and go underground to your specific gate areas and then to your gate. I’d recommend using the wheel chairs and have some one push you around. I did that once. It is real easy to get lost there.


        • I find most airports make me feel like a rat in a laboratory experiment. Someone should rethink the whole design issue … I think they build them to “look” a certain way without any real thought to how it is going to work for people using them.


  3. Good news about the well!
    I’ll be going for air travel as well in my post, for exactly the same reason. I hate airports and all the security and hassle.


    • Each year, they make air travel less attractive. I try to not do anything that requires flying, but sooner or later, it’ll catch me. Douglas Adams summed it up perfectly in “Long Dark Teatime of the Soul.”


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