The house next door has been empty the whole 12 years I've been here. Broken into a couple of times, the gas disconnected and the water pipes all burst, it was essentially unlivable. In November the city came around and handed out citations for everything they could find wrong and apparently they condemned it.
Now you see it.
Now you don't.
I wonder who owned it and why it was abandoned. That is so sad.
THe machine behind the house, what happened to it??
How is your weather John? This was about 7:30am this morning here. We got about 7 inches snow last night too. It is now about 5 degrees warmer than 7:30, so yes, we are now at out high today of -16. Check out tomorrows temps. I am not looking forward to walking in my gym clothes from the car to the gym at over 40 below. That few hundred foot walk will not be fun. Tnank goodness we start warming Saturday and Monday will be well over 0!!
David and the CoolCyberCats
Right now it's 3 degrees and blowing a very fine snow. Not much snow on the ground though. Colder tomorrow but it doesn't even begin to touch your weather. Don't be getting sick running around in gym clothes at 40 below! I might step outside in a bathrobe to take out the garbage for maybe 20 seconds, and that's it! I got gasoline and we got plenty of groceries because we just plan on hibernating the next few days. I don't plan on leaving the house until after Christmas.
Cheri knew the people who owned that house and I just met them once. They live close by. I don't know why they abandoned it but it was empty so long it just deteriorated beyond the point of repair so when the city came around and hollered about it, they decided it was more cost effective to just tear it down. The picture was taken hours before it was torn down and the "Bobcat" behind it was being used to tear down the fence in the backyard. They used a larger backhoe to tear the house down. In hours it was a pile of rubble and the next day, even the rubble was gone.
Eyesore that it was, it really didn't bother me any. While the owners said it had been broken into a few times, we never saw or heard anything and honestly, I didn't mind no one living there. The house beyond it had only been there about a year. There's an older lady living there. The neighbors to the west are a couple years older than we are and very nice people. The neighbors north of me had just moved in last summer. Their kids and our grandkids ride the school bus together and are pretty good friends. They seem nice enough. We've spoken briefly but based on the flag over their house we don't see eye to eye politically so I keep my distance. Thankfully, to the south is just a line of trees and thick underbrush in front of a large open field. No neighbors there.
We always have our Christmas on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition in Cheri's family, plus the grandkids will go to their mother's for Christmas day. I had planned to visit my brother for Christmas but with this weather, I may put that off. I mostly plan to hibernate until it at least gets back in the 20s. John
3f?! Wow! You must be wearing shorts! (laugh). That is 34f warmer than it was when I went to the gym this morning! Well, thankfully we hit the low. Today our high will be -17 to -20 and tomorrow 14!! Soo I am guessing the cold is on the way eawst and we are at the end of it now!
THat is so sad abotu the house. THey should have rented it out from the beginning, all that income potential lost forever. :(
We used to open gifts on Christmas eve when I was little, but the big dinner was Christmas day. ENjoy your double Christmas there!
I've been up early the last couple of days and I keep seeing Perseus on the couch. That's always a nice surprise.
It never gets below -10 here but for at least a couple of days that's where it's going to be.
I've been following a chess teacher named John Bartholomew and I think my chess has really improved over the last couple of months. I used to be really terrible at it. Now I'm just terrible.
Van Gogh is still sleeping in my face at night. The furnace has been working hard lately to keep us warm. Piggy has really been going through the hay lately. I stocked up on hay and bedding before the cold hit, just in case. Hay don't grow on trees you know. John