Is that what I have become? The front window provides a panoramic view of our little cul-de-sac. As we sit at breakfast, we watch the goings on outside. There is a lot some days. Three suburban blocks have mushroomed into 6, each sprouting new little – and I mean LITTLE – houses. Built so close nothing fits between their outer walls.
This morning there was a hive of activity. Noisy machinery. A gardening service van, tradies cars and trucks. Himself – (TRH – The Retired Husband) wanted to know what was going on.
ME – I don’t know
TRH – Why not?! You should.
ME – Why is it up to me?
TRH – ‘cos. Then you let me know.
Truth be told I was curious. It turns out the gardeners were not cutting lawns or pruning trees or even weeding. They must have been putting in a new garden. In a new build where the back yard is barely big enough to stand in?! We knew this because we saw them emerge from that property.
But the noisy machinery got to me. I saw a tradie emerge from somewhere pulling a machine that looked like it was made for cutting. I just had to know. So I did the next best thing. I texted my BFF.
ME- Did you have a tradie over this morning … ?
BFF – No …
ME – I was told by TRH I should be keeping a closer eye on the neighbourhood
BFF – I would have to agree.
ME – On no! the pressure, the responsibility.
BFF – You should invest in a gopro. You could set it up while you sleep so it can record.
ME – Now there’s a thought. I could spy on everyone. I need to get a life…
BFF – I actually like watching people. Maybe because I know lots of nutters. The other day I was waiting to be served, felt something on my shoulder, and was a lady stroking it! wtf…
ME – What????? Serious?! Did you remind her of her pet dog perhaps? I like to watch people too but I think there’s a sanity limit?
ME – Not that you look like a dog. No. Not at all.
BFF – Lol. I think she was simple .
ME – It’s you. Your energy attracts them.
BFF – ** said I am a **** magnet.
ME – Noooo! That’s a horrid thing to say. You attract beautiful people. They’re just – different…
BFF – That’s for sure
We ended it there. I still don’t have an answer to what that tradie was up to. I’m going outside to prune the roses and see what I can see.
© Raili Tanska