Compare And Contrast Elkton House Vs River House

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My family recently purchased a vacation house on the Bohemia River in addition to our other house. There are numerous similarities and differences between the two houses. Both houses have their advantages depending on what time of year it is. There are many differences that make them unique and special to me. The river house is better than our Elkton house because of all the activities, the amount of free time at each, and the atmospheres. The houses are similar because of the flaws, family time, and fond memories. The options for things to do at either house differ significantly. There isn’t much to do at the Elkton house during week days. I eat, do my homework, and sleep. On the weekend, it is a completely different place. Since a lot of …show more content…
At the Elkton house I am constantly working on something, whether it is for school or something extracurricular. Weekdays are spent in a constant frenzy of school work and sports. There is never time for me to just lie down and do nothing. Even when I feel like I’ve caught up, there is always another job to do. The time between homework and school is when I sleep. Depending on the night I get six or seven hours of sleep. At the river house, there is always free time. Occasionally, a chore like mowing the lawn or making my bed comes up, but those tasks can easily be put aside. I rarely bring homework to the house because I know that I won't do it. If there is nothing to do, I will go fishing to pass the …show more content…
Each house has tiny blemishes that make it unique. The shower in the Elkton house whistles; it is annoying, but I would miss it if it ever went away. In my room at the river house, the fan light constantly burns out and leaves me in the dark. Even when it is working, I turn on my phone flash light, so I don't trip over anything. Family makes a house a home. While my brother is at college, my mom and dad are all the only ones around that are constantly looking out for me. Neither house would mean anything without them. My parents raised me; all of the free time not working is because of the hard work they put in throughout their lives. I light up when I walk into my house because they are there. Lastly, both houses have memories. They might be unique to the place, but that does not change the significance. I love all the times I went out wake boarding with my friends or family at the river house. At the Elkton house, I enjoy all the times my friends and I go down to the pond. Both houses are important to me in many ways. My house in Elkton and my river house are different because of what we do their, the amount of down time, and the feel of each one. There are similarities, too. Both aren't perfect, have family, and are full of lifelong memories. I would not be who I am as a person without the consistency of the normal house and the endless possibilities of the river house. Both are a big part of

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