Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Walkabout Wednesday: Haunted House Edition
After my dad died, my mother knew exactly where she wanted to live.
A few of her OLFs (Old Lady Friends, but don't tell her I said that) lived in the same apartment complex closer to the city, where there were amenities like doctors and hospitals and Target and Barnes & Noble, all of which are important when you reach your seventies.
When I go to visit (not frequently enough, as she is 700 miles away), I like the fact that while she naps, I can take a walk.
Adjacent to apartment complex is a fairly large housing development. Most of the houses have been built within the last 20 years. They have decent-sized lots and my father, before he passed away, said that the builder does a good job. (No faint praise, as my dad did not scatter compliments like rose petals.)
I like to walk there because there isn't a lot of traffic, and I can go two or three miles without having to cross any busy streets.
Plus I get to look at the haunted house.
To be truthful, I'm not sure that the house is really haunted, but it sure does give off that vibe. It's been empty for as long as I can remember, and it looks as if folks just left in the middle of the night.
(Is there someone looking at me from behind the curtains?)
My mother says that pipes have burst and there's water damage and that's why it's not for sale. But if folks moved, why not take the curtains?
I'll just say that I'm glad it's daylight when I walk by.
Have you ever seen a house that just creeps you out?