Friday, July 23, 2010
What Do You Think
You know the one about being able to find happiness in your own backyard? Well, it’s true of mystery, too. Maybe not quite my backyard, more like down the street. The one bright spot of my terrier mix Blondie’s day is her nightly walk. It’s also my chance to check out the neighborhood.
Here are the facts. There is a house down the street we pass every evening during our walk. A couple bought it awhile ago and totally remodeled the place. Shortly after they finished, I noticed them walking with a baby stroller. Shortly after that I noticed an older woman walking with them. She resembled the woman enough to make it a safe bet she was her mother.
Might I add, they are not at all friendly. I exchange a hello with most people I pass or at the very least a smile. With them, nada. And that’s after I rescued one of their dogs.
When ever I passed their house, there was always a sedan parked behind a fence and a green SUV parked in the driveway in front. Then a few weeks ago, no more SUV.
A few evenings ago, I was walking Blondie and saw the woman watering in the front yard. She’s tall and slender with pale brown hair, and rather plain looking. As I passed I went to smile. Just because they’re not friendly doesn’t mean I have to follow suit. The look I got back startled me. Her eyes looked hollow and her lips sagged in a sad expression.
The next night when I passed, the SUV was back in front of the house and I saw the man. Then I saw a woman come out with the stroller. This woman had dark hair, jazzy clothes, make up and a smile. Not Miss Sad Face. The SUV was there for three days. I saw the man and the dark haired woman walking with the stroller a couple of times. Now the SUV is gone again.
So, what do you think is going on?