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A great place to catch up on some reading and knitting.[/caption]
Most of the time, we come across houses that are less than inviting
: rubbish is strewn about; plumbing has been plundered; and the idea of making a house a home is very much in the abstract. But not here. I felt more like a guest than a worker here.
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The guest bedroom.[/caption]
I figured that a young, single woman lived here, probably with a couple of dogs. The home was clean and orderly, not like the trash-strewn madness that we normally encounter.
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Ready for winter.[/caption]
The closets looked like the occupant might return at any moment.
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An office was all set up to do some work.
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Ready to work.[/caption]
As much as these rooms look intact, it was evident that some attempt had been made to clear out valuables and personal items. But I couldn't help wondering what happened here. The house was so clean, and it looked like the previous occupant took good care of the place. I didn't see the traditional signals of foreclosure around, like divorce, disease, or drugs. Did she lose her job and find the monthly payments impossible? Did something worse happen to her?
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Now we're cooking with gas.[/caption]
I don't know. All I can do is hope that she finds her path, and that the next owners of this home take as good care of it as the previous one did.
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