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May 19, 2010

The battered old house needs a lot of work, but she sees it as a challenge, one she cheerfully welcomes.  As she scrapes old wallpaper, paints, plasters, refinishes the floors, she sings happily, imagining her dream house as it will be in the rosy future.  In the course of her renovations, she finds a walled-up window in her bedroom. Her soft heart is pierced by the thought that no-one will ever look through it again. She works hard to unearth it, buys new glass for the panes, and then discovers that the window looks over the town dump.