Sunday, March 19, 2006

Odds and Ends

This morning Krista and I went for a walk over to the swanky McDonald Avenue neighborhood to see a recently uncovered mansion. I don't really know the full story, but I think some old fellow was living there for years and years and the place gradually got so overgrown you couldn't really see it at all from the sidewalk. I remember walking by and seeing wild pineapple guava hedges and it really looked like a spooky old haunted property. I guess the inside of the house was full of junk too. It must have been nasty.
So this morning we were just ambling down the sidewalk chatting and there it was...a huge hundred year old mansion we'd never seen, beautiful with all kinds of gingerbread trim, freshly painted with new grass and no brush at all. It was a weird feeling--something missing, something totally new, but the new thing so obviously old.
We also saw that one of my favorite houses is up for sale (the above photo) and got to see the inside on the real estate website. Check it out here! Really inspiring for me. Of course, the price was a bit of a shock.
Last night we watched yet another movie Just Like Heaven. It was sweet and funny and we all enjoyed it, but the reason I mention it is that one of the characters was Jon Heder (aka Napoleon Dynamite)!! I'd never seen him in any other film and it was intensely strange/shocking/wonderful to see him in such a different role.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good story!