I find it positively eerie that I can predict, with relative certainty, what is going on outside my house, without looking, at any give point.
I know the sound the neighbor's truck makes and when he leaves for work.
I can tell you if it was the UPS truck or the FedEx guy that just drove past.
And I know if the mail truck has a different driver than usual.
I can tell my kids, without looking at the clock, whether they are behind schedule in the morning by the school bus schedule.
Remember I do all this by sound, not by sight.
I think this is a girl who spends far too much time in her kitchen watching the world outside live.
Either that, or I've lived here too long.