P and I have a neighbor who is…how do I put this nicely? Maybe slightly completely obsessive compulsive in all things related to his yard and home. For example, now that the leaves are finally starting to actually fall, he will be out in his yard with his power blower a minimum of three times a day to blow the leaves out of his pristine yard in our direction because it’s apparent by the surplus of leaves piled up that we aren’t necessarily compulsive about extra foliage in our yard.
His yard honestly looks like a putting green on a golf course ALL the time. Ours looks more like a place where outdoor toys go to die or at least bake in the sun until they are unrecognizeable.
In all fairness, I believe he used to be in the military and continues to run his home in military fashion, so I shouldn’t have been surprised by what we saw Christmas afternoon.
We pulled into our driveway, looked over at his house where there were many cars parked along the side street and honest to goodness, he had placed big orange cones around the perimeter of the cars to caution oncoming drivers.
It made me laugh out loud.
Where do you even purchase orange cones for private use? And, once purchased, is it truly necessary to use them on a slow, residential street on Christmas afternoon? Maybe they were there just in case the five year old down the block got to cruising too fast on the new bike that Santa brought, you know…in case she didn’t see the huge car parked there.
Whew! Good thing for that orange cone…I didn’t even see that cherry red Ford Expedition parked on the side of the road.
And if any of y’all happen to use orange cones outside your home on a regular basis, I’m sure that is very wise and prudent of you. Safety is key.
I’m just saying that if you come to visit the house of Big Mama, y’all better bring your own cones to protect your parked vehicle because it’s not something we have on hand. We just prefer to live dangerously around here.