Saturday, December 29, 2012

Frosty the Snowman…

When we first moved here, a church was under construction on the land next to our property. They were holding services in the basement until the interior of the sanctuary upstairs was finished. We visited there a couple of times and decided to attend church elsewhere. But eventually, we did begin going to church there, and did so for many years. It was very easy to be on time for services  

Then the church sort of faded away and the denomination closed it. And then they found another minister to try again, and we resumed attending there. After a few more years, the church petered out once more. Since then, a couple of other groups tried to establish congregations in the building but did not succeed.

Last year the denomination finally sold it to a family with young children. For the first time since 1981, we can say “the neighbors next door.”

He owns his own business, and they said the plan was to live in the basement until they could remodel the upstairs and then use the basement for the business. I saw part of the remodeling project in the basement when they were up to their armpits in drywall dust, but I have not seen it since they finished it and moved in, and I am not sure what they have done with the auditorium. 

They seem to be a nice young couple and they have nice children. We can hear the children playing sometimes – laughing and having a good time outside. I think in her former life Miss Molly belonged to a family that had a child. She gets very excited when she hears them.

At the end of the summer, the father started building a tree house at the edge of the property along our driveway. When Richard came upon this construction project, one of the children was quick to tell Richard. “Don’t worry, we checked. It is not on your property…”

Richard wants to climb up the ladder and sit on the platform, but is afraid he will break it.

They were away from home over Christmas and came back early yesterday, beating the snowfall by several hours. This afternoon when I took Miss Molly for a walk I spotted this cheerful fellow in the yard.

 I couldn’t resist taking his picture.


Lil Sis said...

That is really cute. wish I could add him to my snowman shelf!

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Far Side of Fifty said...

Cute snowman..I was picturing you without snow for some reason:)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Cute Frosty!
Cheers from Cottage Country!