We have two Swamp Maples in our front yard . They are the only two trees in the yard that turn pretty colors in the fall. I live on a street that is filled with White Pines. They are not pretty trees. They snap in half during the smallest wind storms. My sister who lives on the next street has lost 12 Pines during storms. One even had the nerve to land on her house.
About a year ago we had to have a new septic system put in and for some reason we were not allowed to put it in the backyard where it was. We were told it had to go in the front yard. I think it’s because we have a vernal pool in our back yard. Anyway, when they put in the system, they tore up the front yard with their digging and what not. They also tore up the roots to one of my Maple trees. This tree also leans toward the house and looks like it could land right on my bedroom if it fell during a Northeaster, which it probably would since it didn’t have a good root system.
Now I have a complete view of the empty welfare house across the street. I won’t need to hide in the bushes to see what’s going on over there anymore. I can just turn off the lights in the house and watch from the window. If it’s daytime, maybe I can buy some cheap tab curtains for the window and hide behind them. I can poke little eye holes in the curtains just big enough for my binoculars to fit through.
The new people, whoever they are, probably won’t notice anyway. The chances of them being on drugs is good. A number of tenants there have been druggies and they don’t notice anything. I can do all the spying I want. I still don’t have a good Big Ear. Well, Christmas is coming. I’m somewhat deaf from listening to loud music when I was a kid so it will have to be a good Big Ear. Something a private detective would use.
The thing is, I have no curtains in any of my windows in the house. I find them claustrophobic. Point being, if I can see them, they can see me. But I don’t do anything weird except talk to the cats when I am alone.
It’s very strange to look out the window and not see that tree. I already had some guy walking his dog yesterday and wave at me while I was on the computer which is directly in front of the window. I have no clue as to who he was. But I was polite and waved back. Actually , he might live next door. My kids were telling me they got a new dog . But no one there has ever even said hello to me, never mind wave. Who knows what this tree coming down has done. I don’t want to know my neighbors, I just want to spy on them.Looks like an interesting book.
Now don’t take me too seriously. I don’t do any illegal spying. I can’t see their bathroom or bedrooms. I can barely see them in the kitchen or living room. I do spy whenever the police show up or they are outside yelling at each other.