I saw it as soon as I walked into the kitchen yesterday morning. I knew it was coming — those two pieces of wood that herald a significant change in my surroundings — but it was still a bit of a shock.
The house next door to us is going on the market, the house on our south side. It's a small house, like ours, and the one you see here, beyond the two pieces of wood. It's not been taken care of. It needs a lot of love. Will someone short on cash but long on energy buy it and pour their love into it? Or will one of Portland's iconic builders of cheap McMansions buy it and tear it down, replacing it with the 30-ft tall, sunlight-blocking, monstrosity allowed by city code, but not at all in keeping with the character of our modest 1940's neighborhood? These are the questions keeping me up at night...
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