I could hardly recognize the cottage; in fact, I didn’t even take a picture of it. It had been renovated, or shall I say gutted. I peaked in the window to discover that the walls separating the rooms (bedroom, dining room, den, kitchen, and what I called ‘the deck’) had been taken down to create one big room from front to back. This neither surprised or disappointed me, Now is now, then was then.
The view was still the best view in the neighborhood.