Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We're In the Big Time!

It doesn't take much to amuse or make me happy.  We moved into our little neighborhood almost 35 years ago.  It's a cute little neighborhood, but the streets are narrow.  I can live with narrow streets, but parking is a bit of a bear.

It was pretty difficult all those years ago to drive our neighborhood at night.  There were no street lights.  That problem was solved 5 or 6 years after we moved in.  A couple of years ago extra fire hydrants were added.  Unfortunately, one of them is in front of our house -- remember narrow streets and lack of parking. I didn't think our house insurance company would appreciate us complaining about a fire hydrant, so we deal with it.

Sidewalks, though, were sparse.  We had a sidewalk in front of our home, but a lot of people didn't.  Apparently, each homeowner installed their own sidewalk if desired.  We were fortunate to have one when we moved in.  The City is finally installing sidewalks for those homes that don't have them.  Finally, after all these years, we can actually walk all the way up and down the street without having to walk on the street or on a neighbor's muddy grass!  Our street is now complete, and they are working on the other streets in the neighborhood.  It won't be long before we will actually be able to walk all the way around the block!  How cool is that?!

Yep, it doesn't take much to make me happy.  Or maybe it's just sweeter after the long 35-year wait.


  1. There is something so nice about sidewalks. 3 lots on our block were empty and sidewalk-less and we're glad houses are being built. All the construction is worth being able to walk all the way down the street!