If you squeeze through the tiny side bedroom window, we have a fire escape. We're on the third/ fourth floor of our building, and all older buildings have to have them. (It adds another floor about halfway down as you go down the hill, but we only walk up 3 and a half actual flights of stairs.) Yesterday Brendan decided that we should go on the fire escape for the first time ever. I'm still dubious about its safety as we don't know how old it is, although it looks sturdy enough.
He also thinks we should put all the smokers on it for our party. I don't think it's that safe to hold lots of people!
We also discovered that it has a ladder up to the roof of the building, with an awesome view. I'll post a picture as soon as I have the nerve to climb up there again, and actually take the camera.
Tomorrow and Sunday there is an airshow by the Blue Angels, famous F-18 fighter pilots who do stunt shows. John and Dad would love it. If we go on the roof, we will have a fantastic view, without battling the estimated million other people who also want to see it, down at the Marina. Although the hotel could get in the way.
Yesterday they spent all day flying really low over our house, said Brendan (who couldn't have any naps because of the noise). I saw them while I was outside as well, by my work. I love the noise they make when they break the sound barrier - it reminds me of being a kid and going to Ohakea.
Also, we have decided to keep our car for a while, when I discovered that for $60 a year, we can have a resident pass! Compared to us recently paying $15, $20, $30 a DAY to keep our car in a garage overnight, or moving it around at 6am and then again at 8am before taking it to work, as I have been all this week!