My name is Lara. I live in the Northeast in an old farmhouse built in 1900. It’s red with white trim. There is a front porch from the front door to one end of the house. We have a good-sized yard, but not huge. It’s about 1/4 acre.
I have three children, all of whom currently live at home. My son is 20, and my daughters are 17 and 9. We have a shepherd mix (???), two cats that we’ve owned since they were born (Thumbs and Willow — we owned their mother too), and a white mouse (Mousie) who actually belongs to my 9-year-old.
Our house has three floors. The first floor has the kitchen, living/family room, dining room, my son’s bedroom and a full bath. The second floor has three bedrooms, a playroom and a second full bath. The third floor is half attic, and half my office, which is still in progress.
There is also an in-law apartment downstairs in what was once the basement, where my mother lives.
I am a single mom, divorced once, and widowed once. I never expected to be a widow in my 40’s, but here we are. I work full-time at a bank in Branch Administration and Marketing.