Wednesday, September 17, 2008

just talking about my beautiful street again

I live across the street from a beautiful, historic bed & breakfast. Right across the street. Have I mentioned the view from my front windows? It's kind of breathtaking with its tree-covered street, the big, gray bed & breakfast, and Dave's blue-gray house with the perfectly trimmed yard and shrubberies.

We saw the bed and breakfast on the news this week though. Apparently her small business permit has been removed because she hasn't paved her parking lot. I can't even imagine why this is so important. It's really more of a driveway anyway. But now I keep picturing the Hollywood scenario where all her neighbors help to throw a big festival and earn the money for her to pave it.

The problem with that plan is that I don't have the Hollywood enthusiasm required for pulling off a task like that.

Besides, it didn't work in You've Got Mail.

I know that one reason I love the house is because it reminds me of the home I grew up in. Gray siding like that, huge wrap-around porch. The similarity makes me feel more certain that I belong here at least for now.

I wonder what else I could do? Some brilliant balance between Hollywood and reality. A door-to-door campaign? Actually, I think I've got it. . .

I think I'll go talk to her. I'll tell her I'm here and that I love her beautiful home and want to help in any way I can.

The balance between Hollywood and reality - I live for this.


Felicity said...

That is a lovely idea. Being neighborly is a virtue!

Widney Woman said...

I'm assuming the issue is financial. If so, this is why I wish I was super wealthy. I want tons of money so I can help people in times like this...and buy some killer purses.

In light of the fact I don't have the big bucks, but I do know something about chairing fundraising banquets, I would throw a banquet or fundraising dinner. Set tables and chairs all around that wraparound porch, on the beautiful lawn, have someone amazing come sing - someone relatively famous, or just incredible (like your sister). The B&B owners could cater a scrumptious meal and the newspaper and radio station could carry the story in advance so people would buy tickets.

Laughing Brown Eyes said...

My parents loved that house, and when it was for sale years ago, they considered buying it. Obviously, that did no work out, but whenever I drive past it now, I always wonder,"What would it have been like to live there?" :)

SolShine7 said...

LOL. Serenity the way you tell stories illuminate life's little nuances quite nicely.

I hope things work out!