Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday 4

 Hi and welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 kept alive in her memory by Annie from Cottage by the Sea.

This week's questions come from Pamela Steiner from Florida and the Open Doors and Closed Windows.

Here are this week's questions and my answers. I hope you will participate too.

1. In what part of the country is your current home located? North, South, East, West, Mid West,
coastal, rural, city, mountains or plains?
I live on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the very far west of Canada. I don't literally live on the edge of the ocean but my city is located adjacent to the ocean.

 2. Why did you choose your present home, and how long have you lived there?
I chose my present home for many reasons, primarily location, size and view. My home is located in the centre of the city making it handy to get to downtown, the airport, the train station and the Greyhound bus, the latter of which is no longer servicing most of Canada.  It is also situated very handy to public transportation and unlike many who live in condos or in high rises, I have a spectacular view outside my window.  My home, though small, is not nearly as small as many other condos in the city and it came with a larger than normal patio, storage unit and parking spot. I thought all of these features would be great advantages for livability and for resale value. I moved in just before Y2K.

3. What do you like the most about your present home?
There are so many things to love about my home which is an apartment in a condo building.  I love that I do not have to shovel driveways when it snows or take care of all the exterior maintenance issues or common area issues.  The other things I love most about my home are the location,the big patio garden and the fact that virtually everything I need is within walking distance or a short drive away.

4. If money were no object, is there anything you would change about your present home, or would you keep it just the way it is?
There are so many things I love about my home but over the years I've come to feel it is a bit too small for my liking or my needs. I don't want to move out of the city to a find a larger space and I don't want the upkeep of a stand alone home. 
The thing I would like most is one more room for crafts and sewing and for overnight guests to sleep when they visit.  An addition to my home is out of the question given I live in a condo building.  If money were no object I would like to replace all the flooring which have mostly been replaced once already during my time here. I would also like to put in radiant heating in the common areas and update the kitchen and bathrooms.  
One thing I also miss is having a lot of space for plants.  I love plants of all kinds but one needs floor or shelf space. I'm doing some decluttering, reorganizing and so on to make more space for house plants.  My apartment is too cold and drafty for house plants but I will do my best to keep them alive. Here are some recent plant additions to my home.
Currently I am undertaking very small improvements to make things flow better and make the living spaces more enjoyable.

A view to downtown Vancouver from Spanish Banks.
I'm linking up with Tuesday 4.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Penny,

You live in a great area, convenient and with beautiful views. I love your patio area and all the plants! Take care, enjoy your day!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, Penny! I am so glad you decided to join us! This is wonderful, and I learned things I didn't know about where you live! What a view you have!! And I love that you are convenient to so many things without having to drive a long ways. Your houseplants are lovely, and I do hope they will flourish inside with you. It's great that you have such a nice patio to enjoy too! Wonderful post!!! Thank you so much for playing along! This was really nice.

affectioknit said...

What a fun Q&A...your plants are very nice...
~Have a lovely day!

Stacy said...

I'm visiting from the Tuesday 4, so it's a first time visit to your blog. Nice to "meet" you. I'm not crazy about city living, but I have to admit, as I get older the idea of everything being handy is very appealing. I do love your garden space! It looks very inviting. I hope you can make the houseplants work. I love my plants and can't imagine a home without a few around. Have a blessed day!

Annie said...

I loved your answers and your city is wonderful.So are your plants and I so enjoy seeing your garden when you post photos of it. Thanks so much for joining in.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous area you live in! I would love to travel all around and see new places. Loved your answers! Have a nice week!


Joanne Noragon said...

A pleasant excursion.

Mari said...

I loved reading more about your home and your area. That last shot is gorgeous!

2 gators said...

absolutely beautiful views. I too love houseplants, this winter has taken its toll on them :( enjoyed your answers hope you have a great week

Rhodesia said...

Interesting post and I enjoyed reading more about where you live.
Hope all is well Diane

Jodi said...

What a beautiful area you live in!! Have a great week!

Jeanie said...

This is really fun and one I should bookmark to do sometime when my creative juices are fading! I love hearing about peoples' homes and what they love most about them. I feel like I know you even a bit better from this!

shayndel said...

Very nice to read more about where you live!! Looks like a perfect place for you and I understand a lot of your reasons too, about being in the city and being able to use public transportation and your additional needs are so humble!! It`s great you can do some small improvements and that you have cleared out a lot and have room for your plants to grow and for you to `grow` where you are planted! Love and blessings!! xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs you've shared, thank you.

All the best Jan

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