One of the nicest perks of these apartments are the spacious front (and back) covered porches. The one in the front of the apartments (seen above) faces east and gives us some great views, along with being shaded after the morning sun moves overhead. The back porch faces west and gets very warm late in the day.
Lynn's from the other side, looking towards mine
When the weather is fine, we have been gathering for a nice glass of wine or a beer in the evening. We've got a new single woman who just moved in a few doors down, and a family of four right next to her. I've met them both because of Lynn. She is cultivating quite a following, and I am happy to come out with a box of wine and get to know my neighbors. Nobody has to be a designated driver, and somehow we have been managing to pass many an evening together. Since I'm an early-to-bed person, all I have to do is just say goodnight and there's my front door! I can still hear their laughter as I slip into bed: really one of the most enjoyable ways for me to end a lovely summer's day.