1) Fifteen years ago today I closed on and moved into my home in ye Jymyica Plynne, Maison Robaire. There have been some typical Adventures in Home Ownership along the way, including a couple burst hot water heaters, a middle-of-the-night leak in my bedroom closets that originated on the roof, a bathroom renovation during which I had a colonoscopy (not recommended), the Winter of 2015, and, most memorably, getting locked out in my pajamas with a migraine and having to have a neighbor boost me through a bay window after slicing the screen off.
1a) There have been some wonderful roommates along the way, too, and the Final Roommate, who was not. But all of them made positive contributions to the household in one way or another.
1b) To quote the Bad Baroness in The Sound of Music, "And I do give some rather gay parties!"
2) This is the first of the Three Fifteens, because in 2003 I had three big life events within three months. This year is the 15th anniversary of buying my home, of leaving the Pastel Prison to return to ye Instytytte, and of my 40th birthday.
3) Maison Robaire has been my home longer than any other one place except my childhood home, and in two years it'll surpass that. So grateful that things have worked out for me to be here.