Wednesday, February 23, 2011
goodbye cherry street.
It's about time that we say goodbye to this crazy little neighborhood. From the moment I spotted our little place while perusing craigslist, I had a feeling that this place was going to be special. And oh yes it was! It's no secret how much I adore this wonderful city, but we truly landed in the strangest neighborhood I have ever known. After spending ten years floating around Los Angeles, I thought I had my share of strangeness. I was very wrong.
Things I will truly miss...
*easy access to Wash Park. Eh....but now were only a few blocks further, I can deal!
*my "moon shows" through the skylight. I loved lying on the couch and just staring at the gorgeous luna some nights.
*free entertainment. see below.
I am not sure why there has not been a reality show made about this apartment community...standing out on the balcony has been my main source of entertainment for the past eight months.
The characters that I will slightly miss, if only for their entertainment value...
~The woman that would keep her son on a leash and tie him to the fence, I appreciate the fact that she has either seen the error of her ways or that DFS made her stop doing this.
~The woman that lives downstairs that cooks random crock pot meals for the strippers at Shotgun Willies.
~The random gangster looking types that would knock on the door late at night looking for the person that used to live here.
~Young boys beating each other up with bats while lounging by the poolside.
~The woman that is 7 months pregnant and chain smokes heavily each day.
~The creepy old men that appear to be drunk from early morning until they pass out on the lawn.
~The ravers downstairs who very well may burn down the apartment complex, thank you for re-introducing me to techno, such a joy!
~The growers that live next door to us who turn the faucet on and off 712 times a day to keep their "plants" nice and healthy.
I will drive by often, (ok not really THAT often) and I will smile when I think of all the stories that we have made at our first place we called home in this incredible city.
~my boys at my beloved Wash Park
~playing at Wash Park at sunset.
In other news, Kaden LOVED his new daycare. I guess third time IS a charm! I asked him tonite what songs he sang at daycare today, and he busted out into a tune we couldn't quite make out....until we heard "put your right foot out". He was so happy when we figured it out, he did a full choreographed dance to it. Too precious!
hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!