Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Abracadabra, Eureka, Poof!
It all started several weeks ago when someone moved and left their historic Capitol Hill couch behind, polluting the sidewalk. So, the clock started ticking to see how long it would take to get it out of here. It went through several renditions. Starting out, it was dry with a cover to hide all the stains. Then it rained, and someone added one shoe and a sock. Then someone must have wanted the cover and left it exposed. Then someone added what looked to be shelves from an oven on to it. Shortly after that, someone took those oven shelves...maybe there was some fine copper to be had. Finally today, the sidewalk was back to it's main function in life. People could now walk by the blue garbage containers, but they no longer had a seat to enjoy the view. I'm not sure who picked that couch up, nor do I know who called to have it picked up. I'm just glad it is gone. All I know is that I didn't do it this time, and it took about a month. That's better than average - and would never have happened in our neighborhood in Milwaukee. You might find a couch ON a front porch somewhere - but it was certainly intended to be there for real comfort. But that is another story indeed.