LR, I love your description of your own home, and how you want it to be, physically and emotionally. It's so lovely.
And if you're composing in Word, you need not do the symbol insert. I just type cafe and Word automagickally does the accent over the e, and then I erase the c-a-f and type whatever word I'm typing.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
Robert A. Heinlein
Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who now lives in a house far away-with stairs I can't climb)