It's a house!
(This is the reason I've been MIA for a month, in case you were curious)
It has a patio.
And a porch.
And a backyard.
A very large backyard. I could fit an entire freakin' agility course back here.
Zelda says this is better than being a condo collie.
It occurred to me just now that the master bedroom is larger than the studio apartment Tom and I shared when we first got engaged.
I guess this means I'm stuck in this damn desert for a while longer. I long for the temperate rainforest of my youth. Though I am enjoying the significantly lower cost of living out here in the land of dust and Russian thistle.