When you walk, you connect with your neighbors and neighborhood in ways that will never experience speeding through in a car.
For years I have been walking the same route every morning. I started with my old Golden Retriever Zoey and now with “Wacky Jaycee”. As we walk, we get to know our neighborhood.
Every morning we passed an empty house located at the end of the road near the water plant. The house was empty for years. Its drab, brown paint and unkempt yard looked so forlorn.
First the house was for sale and then with the housing market crash it was available for rent. But still it sat empty. It was almost like it had been abandoned.
No family saw this home’s potential.
About a year ago, I noticed some activity at the house. First there were the cars sitting out front, then there were the red and white impatients planted near the door, suddenly trash cans appeared on trash day and finally there were the people working in the yard.
In the matter of a few days the house was transformed into a home.
Now the house is all lit up with Christmas lights, holiday deer on the lawn and wreathes on the door. It brings a smile to my face every time I walk by knowing that what once had been a house is now a home.
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