Speaking to friends back on the West Coast earlier, I was trying to explain our unique living situation here. The friend on the phone said she was having a hard time picturing the place, even, and the best I could do was say it was rather suburban- more so than i ever thought I’d enjoy- and we had (have) WAY more space than we need. But that it is still very cool and easily walkable into the city of Burlington. And the grocery store blew my mind with its expanses when I first went- it still does, when I really think about it. Here is an article related to this subject of suburbia.
I WILL assert, in Sam’s and my case, that our version of suburbia is not so isolated/car dependent as the author has in mind with his model suburb. But it is still an interesting conversation to be part of… I say as I sit ten feet from my washer/dryer combo & dishwasher & massive living room. Living room, not combined with a studio and workspace, not with all of our furniture crammed suffocatingly into one 8x10’ room. (There’s also a second bathroom there beside the aforementioned W/D that gets used about 3x a month.)
(Seriously… We are moving to a smaller space soon). So I leave you with that.