From this angle, you can’t see much, except the above sign. But we will get closer.
I love a good midcentury house. But I have a particular weakness for midcentury houses that use cinderblocks for their construction. Something about the modern living aesthetic combined with the utilitarian nature of the cinderblock really gets me. There aren’t a ton of these houses, which is why I’ve always liked this one.
Look at those long prairie-style lines! Look at how the garage is almost as big as the house part!
And oh my goodness that chimney. Plus the window and the built-in planter box.
And even, yes! Deco glass blocks?
The house sits on the corner and takes up half of the block, so it had a pretty big backyard too.
Not only do they have an inflatable kiddie pool but also they have added the sprinkler feature to the trampoline experience. Judging by the state of the grass under the trampoline, this water feature is used regularly.
Sentinel’s medicine comes from a compounding pharmacy in Wilsonville. This hits the trifecta of things I’m not overly thrilled about: 1) Having to use a special pharmacy to keep my elderly cat in somewhat good shape 2) Not being able to use a pharmacy in the neighborhood and 3) The amount of energy it takes to transport a tiny vial of pills to me (they do this via courier.) (It does seem to provide a steady job for the courier, who is the same one every time and a very nice man, so that’s a plus.)
Usually the pills come in a floppy plastic envelope (another thing I don’t like). Today, with record-breaking heat forecast, the pills came in this.
Which unpacked to this:
I was initially very confused by the packaging as I don’t refrigerate this medication, but I see that they were worried about it not being able to maintain room temperature.
After removing the pills and the paper, I put the ice packs and the Styrofoam container out with a free sign and it was snapped up by someone who presumably needed it.
I last checked in with this Habitat for Humanity building in January. It is now finished! I like the blue and the gray and think it makes a nice addition to the neighborhood. You can see the second building is already well along in its building process.