If you've been following along here with me for a while, you will remember that we dogsat for one of our neighbours a few weeks ago. One evening, I brought my camera with me for our walk and snapped some photos of the things along our route... mainly houses. We did see a rubber chicken stuck in a tree... do you see it?
There is a lot of remodelling going on in our neighbourhood. One of our more energetic neighbours saved a house that was slated for demolition. He tore down his existing house (not so pretty) to make room for the new-old house he bought for $1. (It's the house on the bottom right.) The move took place at midnight and it was quite a scene apparently. Unfortunately, I was out of town for the excitement but I heard about all about it. You can read more about it here.
Most of the houses in our neighbourhood are Craftsman style, as is our house. Many of the houses are almost 100 years old. Not old compared to Quebec, where I'm from originally but OLD for the Western United States.
Our house was built in 1911 and we are the third family to own it. Our families thought we were CRAZY when we bought it - it was *that* run down. We could tell that it was a gem in the rough (very rough). The house was pink & green (asbestos siding - lovely!) with brown trim. There were bars on all the windows - scary! And every door, including the bedroom doors had locks - bizarre! We have been remodelling for 9 years and apparently we won't ever be done. We do love our house and neighbourhood and I can't imagine ever living anywhere else, except possibly Bora Bora. <smile>