Monday, September 22, 2008

Hope floats...

though at a lower ebb some days than others!

Talia had a great time, though she didn't end up with the whole weekend as we thought she would because her Mom and Dad had something to do earlier on Sunday than they originally thought. Between the time she arrived on Friday and Caleb's party at 2 on Saturday we still managed to assemble Obiwan's Jedi fighter and a Corvette, along with watching the first two episodes of the original "Addams Family".

At 7, she's not too sure about them...I bought the first season last week thinking Dillon was the same age (9) I was when I first saw them and would love it. (Yes, I know I'm ancient!) We'll find out this next weekend...

We're still getting over our colds, so decided not to do a movie yesterday. We went to Costco and gassed Dottie's car and just decided to go for a ride; something we haven't really done all summer.

20 some years ago we attended an auction at a historic property I had heard of my whole life but never visited. Since then it had changed hands several times and gone through a battle in which the city tried to keep it from being allowed to crumble. Called "Sauer Castle" there are many legends about the place, most of which are just that.

Though the photos at the link above are about where things still stand, a better explanation of events is here.

It's truly sad to see something that could be so lovely allowed to fall apart...one window we could see from the front doesn't even have glass in it; this with all the rain we had last week.

We looked for "stickered houses" as we wandered the hill above Argentine, then rolled through it on our way home. There aren't nearly as many vacant "stickered" houses there as there are in my neighborhood. Rather odd considering the housing there is turn of the century through the 20's, and here it's newer (50's); perhaps explained by most of those being much larger than the ones here are...

Which brings us back to my title; though things look rather bleak at the moment, I have to try and keep a sliver of hope that somehow, it's all going to work out one more time...

May the week be kind!

alan

4 comments:

Connie in FL said...

What an awesome old house! If walls could talk...

zilla said...

Oooie, spooky!

If only our layover at KCI had been a couple of hours longer...

I loved the movie "Hope Floats." I was, in fact, just thinking of it a couple of days ago, after I asked Moose to put Steve in the deep freeze.

I considered, just for a moment, becoming the crazy mom with the collection of ... nevermind.

Hope does float. I'm sure of it.

LucyTolliday said...

A shame such fasinating buildings are allowed to get to such a state. So many are in a similar way or much worse.

Teresa said...

What a lovely house! Just needs the right people to love it back to life.