And this one did make it to Facebook - there are some benefits to dog walking.
I love our neighborhood and living in the city - most of the time. There are some negatives - the cost, the crowding, how some things just simply aren't as convenient. But those are more than balanced by the positives - the walkability, the things that are convenient, the ambiance of our neighborhood, and our community.
There's just one thing that isn't fixable - I miss seeing the sky. The entire sky, skyline to skyline. When we drive to the Eastern Shore, that is still home to me - my heart is lighter because the world is just so much more wide open.
The way our house is situated, the western sky is mostly blocked, which is really frustrating when there is a tantalizing glimpse of a perfect sunset. But even a glimpse of this sky was a spirit lifter.
And maybe, just maybe, there will come a day when we actually get a rooftop deck. No time soon, sad to say, but eventually.