On the Street Where You Live…Part 15

10 Nov


Judy Wills

I had thought the house in Kissimmee was going to be our “forever” house.  But since we were both working at our church (I was church secretary and Fred was the church administrator), we didn’t enjoy the drive to and from work.  So we started hunting for a house closer to the church.

While I told Fred we did NOT have to live in that housing development, it turned out that the house we found was, indeed in that housing subdivision.  We’ve been in this house now for 20 years.  I’ve told Fred that I am NOT leaving this house except in a body bag!!  That’s all the moving I care to do in this lifetime.  (Just so you know – Fred and I have moved 15 times.  Fred, with his family and ours, has moved 37 times!)

This house is about 300 square feet larger than the house in Kissimmee, and it feels like it.  While the Kissimmee house had cathedral ceilings, this one doesn’t.  But they are 9′ 4″ tall, and give it the feel of space.  

You enter the front door into the living room/dining room area.  A fairly large room, we have room for the piano, love seat and chair, as well as the sideboard with hutch, and table and chairs in the dining area.  Even when we expand the table, it is still a comfortable size.

I know it’s Christmas, but shows the entry and living room, with part of the dining room table and chairs.

The dining room

From the dining room into the kitchen/family room

That wall, on the kitchen side, includes cabinets and drawers, and the refrigerator.  After another doorway is more cabinets and the stove.

The kitchen

 Around the corner is more under-cabinets and drawers, and the sink, which looks into the family room.  The counter along that part of the kitchen is two-stepped, and is 15′ long.  Lots of space!  At the end of that is walking space and the pantry – which is quite large!

The Family room

Turn left past the pantry and you will see the second bathroom on your right, the laundry room/entry to the garage on your left, then the two remaining bedrooms.  We were pleased to find the builders had upgraded the bathroom by putting in two sinks in the long counter space.

Down the hallway:  Right – bathroom; left – laundry room; the two remaining bedrooms

Then, if you head toward the back of the house, you will see, at the end of the family room, double French doors leading to the patio.  (We had the patio extended and screened in)  

2009 – My brother Bill Lites and son-in-law Ron on the patio

Turn left at the doorway and you will be in the Master suite. The bedroom is roughly 18′ x 15′, and has a large walk-in closet.  There are double French doors leading to the patio, as well. The bathroom has a glass-walled shower and a garden tub.  And the toilet is in its own little room, with a door to close.  Nice.  There are two sinks in the large area with a mirror covering the entire area.  There are glass bricks for a window over the tub, which I thoroughly enjoy!

We have been quite comfortable in this house, seldom wishing for more space or more anything.

God has blest us with all the adventures we have been through, and we are grateful.

I hope you have enjoyed this journey with me, and have been able to visualize some of the houses I have described.  Perhaps some of the pictures have helped with that.

Thank you for your time and attention.  This has been a fun trip down memory lane for me, and perhaps so for the rest of my family as well.

May God bless YOU in your adventures in life.

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Judy is living in Central Florida with her retired U.S. Air Force husband of 50+ years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in the Southwestern United States.She met her husband at their church, where he was attending the university in her town. After college and seminary, he entered the Air Force, and their adventures began.They lived in eight of our United States, and spent six years in Europe, where their oldest daughter was born. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years .

  Judy has always been involved with music, both playing the piano and singing. Always interested in exercise, she was an aerobic dancing instructor, as well as a piano teacher for many years, and continues to faithfully exercise at home.

After moving to Central Florida, she served as a church secretary for nearly nine years.Her main hobby at this point in time is scanning pictures and 35mm slides into the computer. She also enjoys scrapbooking.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren, including grandtwins as well as a great-grandson. She and her husband enjoy the Disney parks as often as possible.

3 Responses to “On the Street Where You Live…Part 15”

  1. Onisha Ellis November 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

    I have enjoyed reading this series. You seem to have handled the moves with grace and joy.


  2. Karen Clements November 10, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

    You know Katie says the Christmas “layout” is the only one she knows (and prefers)!


    • ludyja November 10, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

      Yes, I remember her coming in and spying something different, and saying, “this just isn’t right!”


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