A Porch is a Porch, Of Course of Course.

photo 2I was starting to get pruny from soaking in my geographical jealousy over the outdoor living spaces of my Southern friends when it hit me. I actually do have a porch.

I mean, our house, which one could only really refer to as a compound if you saw it because it’s so disco and weird, is an awesome little slice of 1960’s California Modern, but lo and behold there’s this whole very dramatic cement bridge and entry way that never occurred to me was actually a pretty decent sized porch. 

Working from home has become a person hell for me. I have no sanctuary in my home. I sit at the same table I dine with my family at and entertain friends over. I’m like a hermit by accident, and it’s slowly driving me crazy.

But moving my ass out onto the porch and setting up shop under the shade of our big tree? Internet and plugs are available to me, and well…it’s quiet there. No one can see me from the street, and if I wear my headphones, I barely notice the mailman coming and going. I may just have to turn that dirt-filled planter back in to the Koi pond it once was in it’s heyday so I can hear a bubbling brooke in my office. But then I’d have to get fish. And we have a hunting dog and stuff. I think I need to think about this more.


Of course, great discoveries can’t stay secret for long. But I’m good with sharing.

Feed Me Seymour

  4 comments for “A Porch is a Porch, Of Course of Course.

  1. kate
    August 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I too am almost always alone, or with weenie dogs. Yikes.

    Porches are great. I live in a crappy house in a crappy neighborhood in South Tacoma,and suffice it to say I am not happy. My porch makes me very happy though, because it is somewhere one can go to have some peace (if not quiet) and no one will even know you are there. Sanctuary. I put lattice on both sides of it, and over half of the front and have grown vines all over it. Clematis and hops. The porch is cool and private (eastern exposure) and big enough for a bistro table and a couple of buddha’s, so life is pretty good here for a place to go and escape all the crazy neighbor’s. :)

  2. It's Not a Porch
    August 22, 2014 at 5:52 am

    You can call it a porch, but based on the picture I think you have what most people would refer to as a stoop. A porch has a roof.

    • Morgan
      August 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      It does have a roof!

  3. Adrian
    September 2, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Well 3 or 4 years old equals attention span and I can understand your desire to talk with someone. Stoop, deck or porch it can provide some needed outside time. I have an 18 year old who loves to hang out on the deck with her friends. This gives the inside back to me, but at this juncture it really is not that important.

    But early in the morning is a great time for a cup of coffee and to sit and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of the area.

    So go for it and use your porch, stoop or whatever, and enjoy the outdoors.

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