We arrived safe and sound in our new location — Boise, Idaho. Located in the southwest corner of the state, Boise is situated in the Mountain Time Zone and enjoys all four seasons without overdoing any of them — temperate.
We did our homework before choosing our new location, checking the crime rate, income tax, property tax, local/state government, history, cultural offerings, and outdoor adventures.
We leased our 100+ year old home — sight unseen — and landed right side up! We plan to take our time finding a home to purchase; thoroughly researching where we do/don’t want to live in the Boise area. In the photograph below, our little cottage is on the left of the two-dormer home.
In the short time we’ve been here, we’re already head-over-heels in love with the bicycle and dog intensive historic district where we currently reside. A stone’s throw from an off-leash dog park, yoga studio, library, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Boise State University — places that are important to us.
Within two days our house became a home. I define the difference as follows:
- House — a structure.
- Home — a safe place with emotional attachment; it has less to do with the physical structure, and everything to do with positive, loving energy.
If a house is a place to hang your hat, and home is where the heart is, where is your heart?
This post was previously published on Tuesdays with Laurie and is republished here with permission from the author.
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Photo credit: Laurie Buchanan