Denise Goldberg's blog

Monday, April 03, 2006

Old house, new house

...the case of the disappearing house

A small yellow house lived on the right front corner of the lot. It was a cape-style single floor house, and although I never saw anything but the outside, I suspect that the living space was relatively small.

I've been watching with fascination as I drive by that lot on my commute to work. A new, larger, somewhat sprawling 2-story house was built on the back two thirds of the lot. And yes, the color was still yellow. Today as I drove in I noticed that the new house was occupied. And when I passed by at the end of my day - the older house was just gone. I have no idea if it was picked up and moved or if it was demolished, but the remnants of the house were totally gone, as if it were never there.

Isn't it amazing how long it takes to create something new but how little time it takes to destroy an existing structure?