Here is an interesting fact about the neighborhood I live in. The house two doors down, used to be owned by one of the original 'League of Their Own' lady baseball players. Her name was Eunice Taylor and she was a great neighbor and friend, as was her partner Diana. They moved away some years ago, and sadly Eunice has since died.
Eunice may be gone, but the home she used to own is still here and it is now the eyesore of the block. It has gone through a couple of owners since Eunice sold it, the last one being an absentee owner. Now it is a forlorn mess, with a rotting roof and all sorts of vegetation growing around, and on it. For months now, I have been eyeing some plants that are growing on the roof of the carport. I have no idea what they are called, only that they would go great under one of my oak trees. So Sunday I dragged a step ladder over there and removed most of them. Each plant would have cost me about eight dollars at Home Depot, and I got fifteen of them off the roof. Yes a couple of neighbors came out and asked me what I was doing. One seemed to think I was strange, but the other one actually thanked me for making the place look a little less run down. I don't really care what they think. I now have some nice landscaping under the oak tree, and if I can find some more derelict homes, I might be able to finish the rest of the yard.