Yesterdee’s (St. Louisspeak for “yesterday”) weather was beyond glorious . . .
. . . so Chloe the Dachshund + I seized the opportunity
for a bike ride around town!
Chloe is a large-ish, standard-size Dachshund,
while her predecessor, Susie, was a smaller mini.
When Chloe wouldn’t fit inside the late, great Susie’s handlebar basket . . .
. . . I searched + searched + found her this vintage awesomeness
at the antiques mall!
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Shall we take a moment to view a few photos of Susie?
Okay, so now I’m feeling a little ver klempt.
Thanks for going down Dachshund memory lane with me!
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But back to yesterdee’s ride.
Our first pit stop was at our Dutch colonial,
where I pondered over some siding color choices.
You can’t really see them that well in this photo,
but there are 2 grays just to the left of the window trim,
+ I green to the right.
There, that’s better.
I was all set to choose the lighter of the grays,
with lots of white trim + black doors . . .
. . . just like we used for our garage’s re-do!
Gray is so ME!
Here’s the thing:
At age 19 (in 1971), I painted my very first house gray with white trim.
Wish I could share a photo of it with me in cut-offs + a halter top
+ my Linda McCartney-esque shag haircut. Darn.
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Fast forward, + my second (1975) + 3rd (1985) houses were gray, too.
Look at my 80’s hair + how ahead of my time I was,
with my Benjamin Moore gray kitchen cabinets!
What I’m saying is: I LOVE GRAY!
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But I think I love being DIFFERENT, more!
You see, there are already 3 gray houses on our new block,
including right next door + just across the street!
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Cue: Timbercrest green.
Yikes! That green would definitely be out-of-the-box for me,
but if we were to start siding today,
I think I’d go for it!