Today, at last, I will tell you a story. A story about a house. A house . . . of the Future!
Last month Shardas and Velika took a little trip with us to visit some friends. Our friends are nice, and they are normal . . . Okay, that's kind of a lie. None of our friends are really normal, and in this particular household, the Mr. is a Professor of Zombiology, and the Mrs. reviews sci fi tv shows for a website called Pink Ray Gun (sci fi for girls)!
But they are nice people, and they live in a nice house. A VERY nice house. It was built in 1961, with every amenity that the family of 1961 could possibly want. Like a purple toilet. A stove that slides out of the counter like a drawer. A master bathroom that turns into One. Giant. Shower. And planter boxes. In the house.
Shardas and Velika were very impressed. Living as they do in a cave in the middle of a jungle, they liked the planter boxes a great deal.
But they were a little baffled by the "sink room." Velika supposed that you would call it a "quarter bath", since a "half bath" had a toilet and sink, and this just has . . . a sink.
Then there was the kitchen! Velika loved that everything was blue, and Shardas liked the blender motor built into the counter top. He's hoping that the Professor can find a blender that fits into it before our next visit, so that he can have a goat-and-peaches smoothie. It did make Velika a little nervous when Shardas climbed onto the pull out stove to inspect a boiling pot. . . She wisely kept her distance.
But they both agreed that the side by side ovens, with glass doors, were great.
The master bathroom was their favorite part. Fully tiled, with excellent echoes, it had a luxurious sunken tub in the Japanese style, and no shower curtain is necessary as the entire room becomes a nice, steamy shower.
They also admired the built-in scale. . .
and the conveniently placed planter box in the "commode closet." Perfect for dragons! (Velika has asked that I not show the picture of them using the planter box, er, commode room. For the sake of their dignity.)
Yes, the Queen and King of the Dragons were most pleased with their visit to the House of the Future, and hope to return soon!