In edition to the elephants that live upstairs and the car jackers who
live across the way, we also have an intriguing neighbor that lives in
the building next to us. It's a girl who lives right in front of the
parking lot and has 2 big corner picture windows facing the walkway from
the parking lot.
Anyone who parks their car and walks through the courtyard to their
apartment, like we have to do, has a theatre viewing of her apartment -
that is if the blinds are open which they are most of the time. During
the day there is not much to notice because although the blinds are open
it's darker inside and you just mostly notice furniture or her cat
sitting in the window, but in the evening when she has her lights on you
can't help but notice what's going on as you walk from your car to your
So when we get home after dark, Luke usually says "Well let's see what's
going on in the Fishbowl tonight." The usual things that go on in the
fishbowl include the girl watching T.V. and sometimes eating dinner at
her coffee table and sometimes hanging out with a guy or on the weekends
sometimes there are several of her friends over, but nothing out of the
But the other night when we were returning from an evening out, Luke
says to Alyssa "What do we have going on in the Fishbowl tonight? Maybe
some friends over?" Then all at once we take a glance and then Luke says
"Just walking to the kitchen with a chainsaw." Then we both crack up
laughing because there really was this girl, the girl who lives there,
walking to the kitchen holding a chainsaw in the air. So of course Luke
continues to make chainsaw comments all the way home, "Yeah just taking
my chainsaw to the kitchen for a snack." etc. It was the funniest thing.
What the heck is she doing with a chainsaw and at night none the less?!
Oh and for those of you following the elephant saga. Last week I found
peanut shells on the sidewalk and on the stairs leading up to their
apartment. How funny is that. So I guess I picked a good name for them.