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  1. We’ve lived in our house over forty years. We had it built when we first started our family, now we have grandchildren. For years I wanted to move north, to be somewhere with mountain views but finally I am realizing how lucky we are to be where we are. We’re about thirty minutes from Boston and an hour and a half from the lakes region of NH, my favorite destination. We are only ten or fifteen minutes from beautiful beaches in Ipswich. The house is not big but big enough for us. Funny you mention dreaming in January – I just put down on paper a plan to add a small master bath in our pretty large master bedroom and it’s January 10th… this house was built back in the day when one and a half baths was standard. We’ve never had a master bath and I would really like one. I’m making a list – of things I want to “fix” in this house, I think we’re staying! Jan in MA

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, it’s good to go over what you love about your home to remember the grass isn’t always greener. Sounds like you have a perfect location and improve on what you already have!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I would like to find a house out in the country in a small community with maybe an acre of land, i lived out like that 10 yrs. ago and loved it. My sons are grown and have children and live close, three of my grandchildren are older and no longer come to spend the night. The screened-in porch and big back porch are very seldom used, if i make plans it will be for a smaller house. I made plans for family get togethers that lasted about 5 years then everyone got older and busier, we do gather Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just saying “our plans” don’t always work.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, houses have to kind of change with us, don’t they, Marlene? As our families change, the house styles and shapes change, too. We’re making our lists for the future!