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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:07 PM

When away from home, what do you miss most about your own house?

I miss the master bathroom. We had it redone a few years ago, and I love it - prettiest room in the house, actually. Big walk-in shower with vigorous water pressure, and built-in nooks and crannies for all my hair stuff and body stuff. Plenty of room to stretch out my legs while shaving them (trying to shave long legs in a shower stall is next to impossible). Large recessed medicine cabinet. Lots of storage. Good lighting. A deep soaking tub.

As far as the "homey" aspect of the house, I miss our cats when we are away.

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Reply When away from home, what do you miss most about your own house? (Original post)
3catwoman3 Tuesday OP
redstatebluegirl Tuesday #1
CaliforniaPeggy Tuesday #2
LeftInTX Wednesday #25
rurallib Thursday #33
Freddie Tuesday #3
yellowdogintexas Thursday #32
hlthe2b Tuesday #4
Rorey Tuesday #10
DFW Tuesday #5
Kali Tuesday #8
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Cracklin Charlie Tuesday #6
LisaM Tuesday #7
Rorey Tuesday #9
pnwest Tuesday #17
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Iggo Wednesday #24
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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:08 PM

1. My garden and my dogs.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:11 PM

2. Mostly my bed.........and my desk top computer.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:37 AM

25. My desk top for sure!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:27 PM

33. on the money, Peggy!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:14 PM

3. My cats

I miss our 2 boys like crazy when we travel even though I know their main concern is that the "feeding person" stops by. And our fairly new fridge with ice in the door. Didn't know how much I'd like that feature til we got one.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

32. same here nt

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:14 PM

4. My dog--always!



As soon as she's out of eye shot, I miss her! People, you can message and talk with by phone or videochat. But my girlie---well, it isn't the same.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:33 PM

10. When I had dogs, I could hardly bear to leave

I knew they were well taken care of, but I knew they missed me as much as I missed them. We lost our last guy over three years ago, and the worst part of coming home is still that empty feeling of realizing that he's gone.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:15 PM

5. When I'm away from home, I make it a point to be somewhere where I don't miss home.

I put in my fifty years of roughing it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:23 PM

8. ...



don't get me wrong - I love my home, I love the ranch and even this decrepit old house, but traveling away from home...I want to enjoy it, not miss home!

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Response to Kali (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:45 PM

11. Exactly. We feel the same way.

We are heading off for our annual vacation on Friday. We didn't even have our usual long weekend together in Spain this past March because both my wife and her mom got that horrible flu that was going round.

We are going to spend four weeks away from home, away from Europe, and away from mostly everything. The only things we have scheduled are three concerts at a tiny local venue. Al Stewart, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Arlo Guthrie. Nothing else on the timetable other than picking up the occasional family member or friend at the local airport (8 seater Cessnas the biggest planes that can land there), and catching as many incredible sunsets from our dinner table as Mother Nature is willing to offer us.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:22 PM

6. My tap water.

My city has some of the best in the nation (there are contests).

First thing I do when I get home...pour a big, icy glass.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:23 PM

7. When we had dogs, I missed them like crazy.

Now, I guess I miss being able to watch my sports teams (we have the MLB and NHL packages), and my books, plus being able to cook.

Our apartment is fine, but it's an apartment, and there's nothing in it I'm particularly attached to.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:29 PM

9. Cleanliness, solitude and privacy

I am not a fan of hotels, public restrooms, airplanes, airports, and most restaurants. I know that makes me sound like a hermit. I'm not. I enjoy seeing things and experiencing things. It's just really nice to sleep in my own bed, shower in my own shower, and eat from my own kitchen.



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Response to Rorey (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:31 PM

17. SO spot on!

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Response to Rorey (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 04:38 PM

18. Amen!!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:45 PM

12. My library.

The room where I keep and read my books is the pleasurable epicenter of the universe.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:51 PM

13. My bed and my kitchen

Although if I have access to a grocery store it's just the bed. I don't like eating out every meal because the portions are so large. I know, I know, I could always get a go box but when it tastes so yummy it's hard to stop. Don't even get me started on the evil little shits who come by with that damn dessert cart.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:53 PM

14. The dogs

I can't sleep without the sound of their snoring.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:02 PM

15. My cats, my bed

My home. Period.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:10 PM

16. I miss my flock of birds and the dog I rescued in Alabama.

It isn't luxurious but it is my roof over our head.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 04:40 PM

19. Riverfront location!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 04:55 PM

20. The first sight of the house as we drive up the road

I miss driving in the drive way and saying...
HOME, YAY

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 05:56 PM

21. Just the fact that it's my house and my stuff.

If I'm away from home I feel a little out of sorts because nothing is mine. The house itself is nothing special - it's small and old - but it's my lair and I'm comfortable there. And I always miss my cats when I'm away.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 06:04 PM

22. Only the dogs and we usually take them...so not a damn thing

I love my toilet but hotels have decent ones. I don't hate my house but I would move tomorrow if I could.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 11:00 PM

23. Our custom built shower - and the quiet

Our shower is really pretty simple - 5x5 foot room, big bench at the back, shower head on one side, handheld spray on the other, grab/safety rails all over, tiled to the ceiling. But it is so comfortable to use and I feel safe in it even when I am unsteady on my feet.

The other thing I miss when we travel is the quiet. It's not as quiet in this area as when we first bought the farm in 1978. Now there are subdivisions all around us. But it is still very quiet, especially since our "new" house is made with ICF walls with great insulation. I can't hear my neighbors much any more and most noise never makes through the walls.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:37 AM

24. My shower. My showerhead.

Mine.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:52 AM

27. Yeah.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:39 AM

26. Being able to sprawl out on the floor....

I've got a bad back and I spend a good chunk of time on the floor stretching.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:03 AM

28. The smell.

And furry kids, of course!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:25 AM

29. my cat.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:27 PM

30. The Relaxation and Comfort of Being in My Own House

I can shuffle around in my jammies, the fridge and pantry have snacks that I like best and are already paid for, the TV stations are where I expect them to be. I know exactly what went into cleaning the place and any dirt is just mine.

Maybe somebody can relate, but I love my own bathroom. It has my toothbrush in my holder and my favorite toilet paper.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:37 PM

31. My bed then bath

We just bought trailer and the one thing i had done before we left was upgraded bed immediately.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:09 PM

34. My cats, books, and computers. nt

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