Doesn’t that title make me sound old? And dying? And surrounded by conniving relatives who just want my money?
Well, I’m not that old yet, not in imminent danger of dying (that I know of), and I don’t have enough money for my relatives to be conniving.
But? I do have “property in land and tenements” (well, okay, only one tenement), and that, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (definition 4b), means I have an estate. Unless, of course, you actually do have to have tenements, not just a tenement, in which case I don’t have an estate, but today I’m playing Rich and Important and saying I have an estate (just go with it). And it is a truth universally acknowledged that every estate must be in want of a name. You know, something like Twelve Oaks, Netherfield Park, Manderly, or Southfork.
When we first bought our estate (the one property we looked at which was flood free in the midst of a whole lot of flooding) out in the middle of nowhere (where there are allegedly no flood plains (planes?)), I told my husband we needed to name it. I joked that I was going to have a a big arch built over our driveway with the name Four Flat Acres on it. This would be because we have four acres, and all the land around here is very flat (not counting, of course, the little swell around the circumference of our pond).
I’m not actually going to have an archway built (*snort* that would look goofy out here), but I do think we need to name our little estate. I’m looking for something meaningful, perhaps literary, but not too blatantly aspiring, and I need your help.
So far, the only thing I’ve come up with is
Luckily the flooding yesterday wasn’t as bad as it was a few weeks ago, and there were no whitecaps this time, but geesh! What is up with the water? I mean, besides the water itself? But, still, none of it is in the house, so I’m not going to complain too much. And? We didn’t have any tornados touch down like Radiator Springs did, so that is also a plus.
Anyway, I don’t think the husband would appreciate me sticking a sign out front declaring our property is called Styx or Water World or Triton’s Park, so if you come up with something better, let me know.
And George, if you’re out there, even Tewt the Newt is getting tired of all the water.