It’s hard to believe but it’s been 2 months since Provence, where I met The Courtyard, and experienced first hand the bliss of living in a place with a courtyard while simultaneously having a social life. It’s a yard, that’s a court, hidden in the back of a non-descript and unassuming front. The type of housing that I am looking for to buy doesn’t exist around here, not for less than gobs of money. I am at times discouraged. But the cheerleader says it is possible, you can make it so. I just don’t understand the logic behind houses that have a gigantic front wrap-around yard that looks out onto traffic. I also realize from past experience that home is where the heart is.