Sunday, March 9, 2008

Public Service Announcement

This is a public service announcement. A warning to the general public. To all of you out there: If you happen to be driving down the road and you see signs like these, with their little cardboard backs taped to metal tongs, stuck down in the roadside grass...

Signs

Do not be deceived! Our team of experts has followed these signs and can now confidently state that these little signs are LIARS. Straight from the pit of Hades. May as well have forked tongues and horns on their little deceptive maroon-triangle faces.

Why, you ask? Oh, let me tell you. Because there are no Townhomes $300s in that direction. Steven and I followed those signs yesterday, and they just keep going, and going, and going, and eventually you are in West Virginia and the signs just keep saying This Way, Please with their obnoxious and insistent little white arrows.

And you just keep following them, because surely they have to lead to something, eventually, right?

Actually, they do lead to something. They lead to this:

Run Down House

Welcome home. At only $299,500, this shabby chic Victorian is in a prime location. Notice those power lines overhead? That's right, folks. This place has all the modern conveniences, including electricity. (Indoor plumbing optional.) Your own private drive leads you up to the front door...front opening, and it appears that many of the original wood-paneled elements are still hanging on by their last rusted nail! What vintage class! What a delightfully retro throwback! What curb appeal!

Further down our ridiculous house-tour-to-nowhere, I noticed this beauty:

Cute little place

At first, I was enamored by its yellow-ness. And what a sweet little shed out back! And the nice backyard, and....wait. What's back there?

Oh. Right. The Hummer dealership.

Hummer

Lovely.

So, as a public service, I am here to inform you that those little signs, although they may look harmless, are forged in the fires of hell itself. Don't believe them! They speak falsity and all manner of untruth! Do not be led astray!

(Also, all of that driving left someone less-than-amused...)

Not amused

But amusement was restored when we received a sign from On High to call my mother-in-law.

DSC_1713

So we did. Just to say hi. :)

2 comments:

Becky said...

Got your blog from Aunt Sandi ... this is Becky, Sue's daughter. My husband got a job with NOAA/NESDIS in the College Park, MD area, and I thought we should get in touch. So, hi, and love your yarn!!
You can email me at rebecca.bruning at google's mail service.

The Mulvihills said...

Hmmm....sounds like a fun adventure, at least! I love looking at houses!