is the fact that we have a fence in the back yard. It's great to be able to let the doggie out, but even better to meet our neighbors and say, hey, would you like to come over, bring your dog, have some drinks/snacks/dinner, and let the doggies wear themselves out? (that last part might be implied.)
We had two sets of neighbors over yesterday evening, and it was great! The doggies ran and ran and ran, and the adults talked and had the snacks R had fixed.
Other things I love, in no particular order:
The ceiling fans in all of the bedrooms.
the fireplace (which I cannot wait to use)
the reclining part of the bathtub (perfect for reading a book while in the tub).
Things I am looking forward to doing...
Painting the upstairs office and making it an office/zen-yoga studio
painting the upstairs bath
getting screens on the windows...(that's right folks, there are no screens. No frames for them either. Nothing to allow us to open the windows and enjoy this lovely September weather.)