Home Again

Like love, breakfast is best when made at home.

Gina Barreca

I wasn’t planning on writing again so soon; but events kind of bumped my schedule up a bit, as I thought I’d share this bump in my Second Life with everyone.

Now I know a little … just a little … how Harper felt when she went through a bunch of moves some years back. The sudden pulling of the rug from under your elegantly-shod feet at the general notice from the landlord, followed by the scramble to pack up everything you’ve laid out just so; and then the hunt to find somewhere else to lay your stuff back down, within both your budget and your land impact needs. And then, of course, the discovery of stuff you missed by the old landlord; with luck, you’ll get them back when they clear remaining objects off the sim.

Well, the bad news is that that’s what happened to me on Monday. (To Diana, too, since she shares digs with me.)

The good news is that we bounced quickly. I found a fresh place to live; and, while it doesn’t have as much LI allowance, we don’t need 250 or so prims, because the place is fully furnished. And the furnishing, and the decoration …!

I won’t tell you exactly where the new digs are, of course; but I can tell you that we ended up in Valinor. (No, not that Valinor … though you could say that Second Life is beyond “the circles of the world.”) Bad news for you: don’t bother going there to look for a place to rent, because I may have snagged the last one. At least, that was what the estate rental map gave me to believe. But, if you want to make sure, contact pup Witherspoon by notecard. It certainly won’t hurt, and you may get lucky.

The house itself is the Bali design by Danny Bourne, and fits a lot of tropical possibility into a fairly reasonable footprint. It has two inside rooms, but then there are two “outside rooms,” a patio to the side, and a pool — at least in the layout dropped in by pup and her friends.

And then the landlords started decorating! I had them twitch just a few things; you know what it’s like, no new home is absolutely perfect. But the rest of it is sensational, based around a loose African theme. pup seems to have been mightily inspired by Africa some time back, and her choices here — as well as in her own home elsewhere — echo this. (I wonder if she misses the rains …?)

Here’s the patio, running along one long side of the house. All those ajar windows are also doors, which gives you lots of ability to get in and out if you have a party. (I think every house comes, in fact, with a dance machine as stock equipment.)

Going back to the other side, you have a full kitchen. (You’ll need to supply your own poses here, but that’s a minor thing to me; I don’t cook much in world anyway.)

And there is also an equipped al fresco bathroom.

Finally, the bedroom. I haven’t checked out the bed yet, but I’ve been running around checking everything else out!

The price for this luxury? L$600/week for 100 LI. I can’t say for you; but, for me, the place is so well done that I’m only going to pull out a very few things from what I packed up!

Frodo was now safe in the Last Homely House east of the Sea. That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported, ‘a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.’

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part I)


I’m wearing:

  • Head: LAQ Ana 3.05 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma (TKW) Wilke
  • Dress: EvelineInTheBox Carita (Red)
  • Boots: Hilly Haalan Wynter
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Passion)
  • No makeup
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