|How dare those leaves blow there?|
But my house has its charms and they're not all bad. Our sidewalk is one of the original brick ones that were laid in the late 1800's. Charming to look at, but full of dips and hard to shovel in winter... So yeah, it's an ankle-twister and shovel-jammer, but it's original! Our house is also brick, also old, probably one of only five brick houses that were on this street when they made the borough map in the 1880's, but it has been painted an old barn red. Our porch has gingerbread trim along its roof, but the paint is chipping. But I love our house! It's mortgage free for a year and a half now so it's mine all mine! And I have no plans to sell it any time soon, so why worry over curb appeal? The porch will be perfect decorated for Halloween since it doesn't need that much more done to it.