The first sign of suburban decline

Close your eyes. Imagine a scene from the Dukes of Hazzard. No - the television series. Imagine what Cooter's house must have looked like. Single pane windows. Rough grass alongside a gravel driveway. Likely a big block Chev up on blocks in the yard. And a cord of firewood on the porch.

Which is why I found it surprising that someone in our quiet, boring, traditional and cookie-cutter design suburban neighbourhood made this startling choice:

A quarter cord of wood, stacked on the porch.

What happened to the matching Algonquin chairs, the planter full of seasonal flowers, the standard decorations that shout "my owner knows how to stage their property to maintain appearances and suburban propriety"?

[tags] Dukes of Hazzard, home staging, firewood, suburbs [/tags]