Friday, March 16, 2012

Global Warming, Zombies, Vampires...

It's another gorgeous day in Indiana.  71 right now, high of 80.  Sunny.  It's more like May than March.  It makes me afraid that someday we're going to say to our grandchildren, "There used to be this thing called 'snow.'  It fell from the sky, like rain, only it was frozen!  No, not like hail, this was soft and fluffy, and you could press it into balls and throw them at each other, or you could roll a ball around until it got really big and make a man out of it."

I jokingly sent this house plan to BJ last night, and now we're actually thinking about building a castle, because why the hell not?  You only live once, right?  And it's a very reasonably sized castle.  I especially like the "whatever" room above the garage.

That's really the problem with our current house.  It lacks a "whatever" room.  I figure we'll build it, then save up our money and mirror it on the left, turning the motorcourt (see below) into a courtyard, and increasing our defensive strength.


It would have to have a basement, because there's no place for important things like a furnace or a hot water heater in that drawing.  I suppose we could just use the heat from the fireplace to boil water from the moat.  The rest of the basement would be one huge room we'd call the "Great Hall."  The bathrooms would, of course, be called "privies."  It would need arrow slits and murder holes.  After all, our friend Ben is already planning a siege.  ("Kids, it's Saturday!  Time to boil the oil!") The master bedroom also needs a soaking tub.  It would have to be made a little larger.  And the hallway upstairs is goofy, the way the closets extend into the hallway.  I'd move them.  And I'd make the bedroom arrow slits windows larger.

The longer I think about it, the more building a castle seems like the only logical thing to do.

Hey, when the zombie apocalypse happens, you're going to feel stupid for not building a castle.

In other news, the Mediterranean bar at Kroger (where they have the best olives EVER) has roasted garlic.  I made the most amazing garlic bread last night.   I am addicted.  You may never want to speak to me in person again, but I'm totally safe from vampires.  An important consideration if I'm going to be living in a castle...


7 comments:

Rob Monroe said...

Umm... you need a little less caffeine tomorrow!

Love the house layout - why not build a castle? Go for it!

Denna said...

Hmmmmmm I'm kinda worried about that rose garden there. Not thinking those roses are going to do so well. You may have to get a royal gardener if you are going to build that castle! :)

Amy Austin said...

I can't even grow hostas, there's no way I'd attempt roses!

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Unknown said...

I planned on replacing the rose garden with a helipad.

BJ

Bev said...

Love the reasoning behind the "build a castle" idea and looking at house plans is a favorite pasttime but, this is one of the strangest floorplans I've ever seen.

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