I live across the street from a beautiful, historic bed & breakfast. Right across the street. Have I mentioned the view from my front windows? It’s kind of breathtaking with its tree-covered street, the big, gray bed & breakfast, and Dave’s blue-gray house with the perfectly trimmed yard and shrubberies.
We saw the bed and breakfast on the news this week though. Apparently her small business permit has been removed because she hasn’t paved her parking lot. I can’t even imagine why this is so important. It’s really more of a driveway anyway. But now I keep picturing the Hollywood scenario where all her neighbors help to throw a big festival and earn the money for her to pave it.
The problem with that plan is that I don’t have the Hollywood enthusiasm required for pulling off a task like that.
Besides, it didn’t work in You’ve Got Mail.
I know that one reason I love the house is because it reminds me of the home I grew up in. Gray siding like that, huge wrap-around porch. The similarity makes me feel more certain that I belong here at least for now.
I wonder what else I could do? Some brilliant balance between Hollywood and reality. A door-to-door campaign? Actually, I think I’ve got it. . .
I think I’ll go talk to her. I’ll tell her I’m here and that I love her beautiful home and want to help in any way I can.
The balance between Hollywood and reality – I live for this.