The kind of windows you can look through - not the Windows on your computer! My mother was a fanatic about clean windows, and could let other household jobs slide a bit, but the windows were always gleaming.
Since we've been here in our temporary housing, I've spent some time each day washing windows, inside and out. My mom is pushing me, and I can definitely feel it! So far I have done most of them, and Mama is happy. You know the saying that I'm very fond of: "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"
I'm gradually settling in and getting my room and belongings in order here. I am really looking forward to only one more move - my last. At least after that someone else will have to move me, lol. I have come to love this house and will hate to leave it. It's an older house, probably built in the 1950's, but it has such character and a few quirks. To tell the truth, I'd love to be able to buy it and live here rather than out in the boonies where we will be moving.
I haven't been outside much, so I haven't met the neighbors, but I hope to feel better soon and possibly get out for walks with Rocky. There are a lot of dogs and therefore, dog walkers, in this area. I could easily meet people if I was in better health.
The only thing I dislike about this entire property is the pool! It's empty and has probably been empty for quite a while. It's fenced, but takes up a good chunk of the entire space, although even at that there is adequate space here for Rocky. The back yard is fenced, of course, as are all California homes that I've ever seen.
It reminds me of the first business trip I took with a team of about 4 others, all from California. We visited our office in Omaha, and while driving towards the downtown area, the others were all gawking out the windows, simply amazed that there were no fences blocking the views into back yards. In the west the back yards have tall wooden fences that maintain privacy but also block any views or interactions with one's neighbors.
One feature of the house that I really love is the bay window in the living room. It is large and has a huge window sill that is holding many of Arianna's and my houseplants!