Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nice View


I spent a good chunk of my childhood living in a parking lot, at least that is what we called it. We rented a house across the street from the hospital, and as the hospital expanded it bought up the houses around ours and either moved them or knocked them down to make room for parking lots. Almost overnight our neighbor went from Mrs. Merwin with her wheel-of-fortune, angel food cake, and hand made soap to cars. It made for good bike riding during none peak hours, and provided a large audience for our book mark enterprise.

When I was in fifth grade we built the new house. (Which I think most of us still call the new house). The summer my parents were working on the house was the summer I developed my aversion to macaroni and cheese and boiled hot dogs. Reuben has yet to have the "blue box" experience. We moved into the new house in late September and every time we sat down to eat someone would say, "Nice View." And it was, and is.

Out of the 9 apartments I have lived in since I left home I have been on street level (or below street level) in 7 times, and by street level I mean window and then cars (or yelling pedestrians in our last apartment.) And I've maybe had one window with a view that I could even consider nice out of all the those apartments.

We set up the table in the Reuben's room, dinning room so we can have an empty living room. When we eat, I sit so I can see out the window, and for the last couple days I catch myself saying, "Nice view." and it is.

6 comments:

Lark said...

Nice view! Our view is even nicer now that the leaves have fallen. We can see the lake.

Mindy said...

I wanted to say, "Nice view!" too but I guess my answer was already taken. :)

Jed and Kate said...

Wow, that is a great view of the park and Grants' Tomb! I am jealous! Our view is just old rusty buildings and a loud street.

emilysuze said...

For being in the middle of a massive city, you guys really do have an awesome view!

Tammy Lorna said...

Nice :)

I love the vines on the walls. One day, I want to build old english stone walls around my house, and cover them in Ivy... and I'd like a lake too... In fact, I probably need about 3 or 4 full time ground keeps to look after the grounds I've planned in my mind... and yeah, they'll probably have Mr. Darcy, or Mr. Nightly, or Mr. Rochester walking through them (although definately not Heathcliff - he had serious issues)... my dream gardens are 'those kinds' of gardens... so your view is fabulous :)

Was your favourite view the one from our basement bedroom? It was a little inconvenient that you had to stand on the bed in order to look through the window, but then, you know, it was nice!

Missing you tones - Save a spot on the floor for my sleeping bag, I'm hoping to visit before the end of next year...

xo Tammy

Gayle said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous view. Is that a little deck you can go out on? I guess you'd have to climb through the window to get there though.