Well, necessity IS the mother of invention!
This weekend has been devoted to turning our little house into a Christmas ornament, and it's been fun. Stringing lights on the outside, and setting up a tree on the inside, along with the Christmas Story village, and so on.
But living in a small house can be a logistical nightmare, because when you want to do something here, you have to move something over there. Take the Christmas tree, for instance.
We wanted it in the dining room, so that it would also be visible from the outside of the house through a window. Well, that meant finding a new place for the Globe Vienna 2, which has occupied this place of honor since first coming home. We found a way of putting the bike in the master bedroom, which even has a door leading outside, and I realized that this might be a good permanent parking spot for the Globe.
(The Roubaix and DD's carbon schmarbon bike live in her office.)
And then it struck me -- once Christmas is over, and the tree is packed and put away, we'll have room for a fourth bike indoors -- in the dining room, where the Globe paved the way. Since DD is looking for her own errand bike (and leaning lately toward a 21 speed Electra), we may be able to do N+1 without too much hassle -- even in a small house like ours!