Plinky asked me, “What can’t you throw away?”
I have a stack of house plan books. Ever since I was a little girl, I enjoyed walking through a house plan. It began with a children’s book called, Patches, where there was a picture of the inside of the little girls trailer. I was hooked. I guess I should have been an architect.
When we built our house, I re-designed the inside and made up a new plan to give to our contractor. He was pretty impressed. I didn’t know what the hell a load-bearing wall was, but I knew what I wanted. Even after we built the house, I would continue to buy house plan books every once in a while.
Now that I am divorced and renting, I am glad I have those house plan books, In fact, I am probably due to buy another one.