Yesterday I moved my desktop computer into my fiance’s apartment. This semester is going to be a long process of slowly moving my things from Madison to Chicago, with a final move in late May, but the computer move is a big deal.
My desktop computer is where I do my best writing, most of my schoolwork, play Skyrim, Skype with my friend in Korea, watch Battlestar Galactica, etc. Sitting in front of it is where I feel most comfortable and at home. Moving it to Chicago really made this apartment, where I already felt happy and welcome, really feel like home for me.
What makes a place home for you? Is it people, a teddy bear, a computer, or a couch? Is home where ever you find yourself each day, or is it still what you call your childhood home? What makes a house, apartment, boat, shack, or mansion a home?
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