I also have some recurring "places" in my dreams. Real places from my life, only they don't look like they do in real life. You know what I mean? It is so strange because they are usually the same from dream to dream.
My subconscious obviously has some things it needs to work on because it has been working over time.
I often wonder what my dreams mean...... would be SO much easier if my subconscious would just come right out and say what is on its mind instead of speaking in metaphors and symbolism!
In my dream last night I was having a very heated argument. The dream dictionary has this to say:
To argue with someone that you know within a dream, maybe a subconscious expression of a will to argue with a person that you would not readily argue with in real life. In prophetic dreams an argument can also be considered a warning against impulsive decisions and a very clear warning to think before you act.
To dream that you are in or see a boat, signifies your ability to cope with and express your emotions. Pay particular attention to the condition and state of the waters, whether it is calm or violent, clear or murky, etc. Are you "smooth sailing"? Alternatively, you may be ready to confront your unconscious and unknown aspects of yourself.
We took the boat to go shopping at a hardware store (of all things) to buy some pipes and fittings.
To dream that you are shopping, symbolizes your needs and desires. It also represents opportunities and options that you come across in life. Consider what you are shopping for and what needs you are try to fulfill.
To dream that you are at the hardware store, indicates that you need to make some self-improvements in your life. You need to adjust your attitudes.
To see a water pipe in your dream, indicates that you are open and receptive to new ideas. It may also represent your connections to those around you. You are able to steer something toward an direction.
~ William Dement