There is a bonus to house hunting right now.
I get to see the fall colors on display in the various neighborhoods.
Aren't these two trees just awesome?
So bright and colorful against the rainy clouds of Mt. Olympus.
I have a little story to tell about when I was growing up in a place where we rarely got much in the way of rain showers. A "shower" was always something that happened in a place where there were handles on the wall, and the water temperature could be adjusted at will.
Now where I grew up was next to the beach, and we spent a lot of time down at the beach swimming and playing in the sand. Such fun, but not so much fun when that same sand got tracked through the house on the way to the bathroom shower.
My dad, being a clever man, realized that it would be much better if we could shower off outside. So he built a small shower in our garage. Because it was just to shower off beach sand, he decided he would build it as cheaply as possible. The tiles were acquired for free if I remember right, tiles of every color of the rainbow, a mis-matched collection that we artlessly called the Mexican tiles.
(We lived near Mexico, and knew that in Mexico, interior design sensibilities bows to financial sensibilities. There it doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it works.)
Sometimes we would have guests and they always thought our "Mexican" shower was a hoot. I think we were the only family on the block that had a shower that made people laugh.
Apparently we weren't the only family in the world with a Mexican Shower though.
Get a load of this!
This was the shower INSIDE the "Snakes On The Carpet" house.
I couldn't help but wonder if they had somehow heard about the shower in our garage!
Isn't it just GREAT?
So happy, so fun....so funny.
Lord knows that house needed a bright spot.
Take a look at the "family" room:
Mommy, I'm scared! There are SNAKES on the carpet! I don't wanna go down there to play.