I pass by this house from time-to-time. It’s definitely seen better days. Despite appearances to the contrary, it’s located in the middle of Ballard, not clinging to some headland on Cape Cod. Looking at the state of it, I was expecting it to be knocked down, not picked up. But, hey, what do I know. It’s movin’ on up, now. Yeah. Like you’d have been able to resist that headline.
To me, this happened overnight. One day it was on the ground, next day it was elevated. I guess it was a bit of a surprise to the owner of this bike too. Maybe he or she was the same person who left the living room light on and the ceiling fan spinning.
I’d assumed the drop in the housing market was the only reason this place was still standing. And I figured that once sales started to pick up again the house would be razed and replaced by a four-pack of faux-craftsman townhouses. So, in all seriousness, this was a very pleasant surprise. Movin’ on up, yeah. I hope it works out. A lot of folks are already taking credit. That’s got to be a good sign, right?