What is the first thing you see when you walk in your house?

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today:
What is the first thing you see when you walk in your house?

Right now, the first thing anybody sees is Sam’s desk. No, that isn’t precisely right. If you’re looking straight ahead at the wall, you see a collage by Katie, which is much lovelier.

Davra Collage by Katie Armistead, circa 2006

However, our plan is that as soon as Katie’s move is finished (it has been slowly progressing since June! but things did occur which were beyond her control), we’ll finish rearranging things in the front room, so that the desk moves out of there completely.

I think the collage will be staying right where it is, as I love it dearly. I don’t have a great photo of it to include here, which is a pity, but Sam did get a shot of it to give you an idea of what it looks like. Katie memorialized a beloved kitten who died under suspicious circumstances (I blame our former housemate) mixed with references to the roleplaying character for whom she was named. Collages don’t show as well in 2D, of course.

We’ll probably have to arrange a parking place for my scooter somewhere near the door, for practicality’s sake. I’d like to get a pretty lightweight screen, though, so we don’t have to sit and look at it while it’s charging. I love the freedom the scooter gives me, but without a garage, it can be a bit of a nuisance to store.

It would also be nice if I could find room for one of those little entryway storage benches for shoes. We don’t really do shoes inside the house. I have neuropathy in my feet, but it isn’t diabetic neuropathy, just something screwy in my spine. That makes it all right to be barefoot, right? (I know it isn’t true, but I’m being stubborn about it.)

I like keeping live plants and fresh flowers around, especially some right around the entryway. Our most recent cats have made that challenging, to say the least. Kioshi believes all plants exist for his eating pleasure. Gadget, our newest addition, is at the stage where everything must be tasted. I think I might try again with some fresh plants soon, but put a little hot sauce on the leaves (it never deterred Kioshi, but maybe it will work with Gadget).

What do you see when entering your house?

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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One thought on “What is the first thing you see when you walk in your house?

  1. The first thing I see when entering my townhouse is usually my doggie 🙂 She generally greets me as I come in, after barking to chase off the Mongol hordes. Next I’m likely to see my nephew, and/or whatever he’s been playing with often. The last couple days he’s had his Pokemon cards in various and sundry layouts. After that, I see the shelves next to the door, as I put my purse in his landing place, and put away my shoes.

    If it’s after work, I’m likely to head to the dining table. My SiL usually has dinner ready about the same time I get home 🙂

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