Four days down.
Six point two miles in two hours in 47 degree temperatures today, but it was a little different. I drove to Griffin and parked my car at the north end of downtown. Then I walked south, through downtown, through the beautiful residential area south of it, past a couple of strip malls and out past the south end of town where Hill Street becomes the Zebulon Road.
I took a lot of pictures that I posted on Facebook, most of them shots of some of these beautiful old-fashioned houses that must have been built in the 1920s or ’30s — or maybe even earlier. They have these big, beautiful front and side porches like you never see on houses anymore, and they remind me of my grandparents’ house in Ohio.
The one I’m posting here was one of the bigger ones, and if you look closely, there is even a screened-in upstairs porch. This house is just so Southern.
Two chimneys, too.
Of course, I’ll bet it costs a bloody fortune to heat in the winter and to cool in the summer.
That’s why as much as I love the look of a house like this, I’m perfectly happy with our 21st century one-story house with no front porch at all.
The other thing you might notice about this picture is that this house has a massive front yard. In fact, the front yard of this house might be bigger than our entire lot, house and yard included.
It was a great walk, though, and even though my feet are hurting me right now, I’m glad to have four consecutive days of exercise in the books for the first time in three months. My weight got fairly close to 200 over the winter — but didn’t top it — and now I’m starting to lose some weight again.