Remember that old Saturday Night Live skit "Wayne's World?" Well folks, welcome to "Ron's World"!
Yesterday morning, I began my usual routine after breakfast of taking the few steps to my home office. As I was rounding the corner I noticed a snow falling lightly outside (as it is today too).
I turned on my 27 inch iMac to check my e-mails and update my blog. As I was doing so I noticed again the beauty of the gently falling snow outside. At the same time I had my Pandora radio station on and it was playing a selection from the Bhudda Chill Out Lounge. Who hasn't been to the Bhudda Chill Out Lounge?
So I decided an impromptu movie moment was in order via my iPhone. So here it is folks, enjoy!
I love my home folks…..LOVE IT! I grew up in apartments, our family never had our own home until I was a senior in high school.
|2nd floor apartment front in the center of Downingtown, where I grew up - rent was $22.00 a month - the apartment building looks as dumpy today as it was when we moved there in 1948|
|My Mother and father and that's me with the big ass running up the steps to the apartment - funny, those steps seemed so much bigger when I was six years old|
Then it was a 1,100 square foot ranch with three small bedrooms and one bathroom, this for the five of us in the Tipton family. Me and my two younger (and much bigger brothers - we're all over 6'3") and my father (also over 6'3") and Mom (5'1"). It was a tight fit folks but is was our home.
|Ariel view of the family home - first time we didn't live in an apartment|
|Front view of the 1,100 one bathroom family home - a tight squeeze for the five of us - my brother Isaac live there alone now - my bedroom was to the left with the awning - Isaac took the awning down|
Then all too soon I was graduated from high school and joined the Army after a brief sojourn in the hospital (actually six months). After the Army it was apartments again for Ron until I met Bill (my spouse). After living in two apartments I urged him to buy a house. Since then we've lived in three houses. This one is the best although Bill would dispute that.
|Me and Bill's first house - a 16 ft by 50 ft town house in center city Philadelphia|
|Ariel view of our second house in the country on 6.875 wooded acres - Bill loved this house - I felt too isolated|
|Front view of our second house - the new owners have taken out most of the trees thus ruining the coziness of this location|
These days folks, every day is a treat. This is my final house. I always say when I move again, they're going to take me out feet first. And I wouldn't mind this musical accompaniment.
|Where we live now - can you tell a couple of gay guys live here? Sure you can! Check the flowers. We have the best floral display in the neighborhood. Of course we do.|