Sunday, December 17, 2006

Darkness Falls On HOHRH

As the holiday season arrives in Hawk Run Hollow the homes are an invitation for friends and relatives to stop by. The warm lights glowing in the darkness, welcoming friends in, out of the cold, for a cup of hot chocolate or a nice peppermint mocha except for Lot 6. What is going on there? While strolling through the neighborhood discussing the HOHRHHOA guidelines for Christmas decorations we are appalled to see the inflatable Grinch on the lawn of Lot 6. That's a no-no. They have also let their Christmas tree die and it's still a week until the big day, and there it is right in the front yard. What are they doing? They'll be fined $100 a day for every day that the Grinch is posed in the yard and that dead tree, well, it has to go. That's another $50 a day fine. The only Christmas decorations allowed in the Hollow are tasteful white lights.
On closer inspection we determine that the Grinch might have been set up in the yard to block the wind from blowing through the as yet uninstalled windows, the dead tree might be serving the same purpose. As we walk around the neighborhood discussing this tacky display we wonder when the owners of Lot 6 might get some relief from the constant delays in the construction of their home. Will they ring in the New Year with windows and a finished fence or will the Grinch still be standing come Valentine's Day?

14 comments:

Sharon said...

Melissa, you are so funny & creative. This just cracked me up.
You are doing such a great job on HOHRH, I love the pics with the lights behind it. Fantastic. I hope windows are coming in the very near future for Lot 6, it might snow. BRRRRRRR!!
Love ya, Sharon
http://sharonstitches.blogspot.com

Anna van Schurman said...

I think you've been sandbagging, ma'am. Complaining about unfinished projects, while you whip through the Village.

Missy said...

Love it! You kill me with these posts.

: )

Joanie said...

Lot 6 looks a lot like my REAL LIFE home remodel. Is the contractor's name JOHN?!!! If so, please have Lot 6's owners contact their lawyer immediately.

Missy Ann said...

Your posts about HOHRH are making me want to stitch this!

P.S. Love the Grinch.

Sue said...

LOL! Love it!! You are so clever and creative!

Love the HOHRH - it's beautiful!

I'm going gang-busters on my ancient Egyptian falcon. I'll post a pic soon.

Linda said...

Melissa,
That is beautiful! You have such a vivid imagination. Had me LOL.
Linda

Anonymous said...

You are too funny, Melissa! All you need is the Grinch's dog Max & your neighborhood will be complete. I'm cheering you on for a 2006 finish!!

Suzanne said...

Love your HOHRH picture!! Great job! Suz

Meari said...

LOL! Isn't there some sort of public aid for those poor people in #6? They must be freezing their patooties off with no windows! That Grinch seems pretty happy about that, too.

Sharon said...

Too funny, the Grinch is the perfect touch

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Your blog made my day! LOL! :-)

Retta said...

Great story to go with your progress there! Poor lot 6 and their windowlessness (is that word lol)

Deborah said...

LOL, Siobhan said you were funny and I've finally gotten over here to check it out for myself. Poor lot 6 but I love the photo of the houses all lit up, oh and of course the Grinch!