For a few weeks, there were pictures posted in the elevator of our building. Now, there are usually things posted in the elevator. They clip things in to a clipboard that says "Information". It's a tease-the actual information is in Korean. The pictures though, were obvious. There were 2 computer generated pictures of our building. One picture was the same colors as the current (various tans) the second was new and exciting (various grays). I was thinking there would be an HOA meeting or something that I would not be involved in, so I just crossed my fingers that I wasn't the only one ready for the better choice. But I was wrong! My vote did count.
One Sunday, we were at home and there was a knock at the door. Ever since security was called on our noisy children waaaaay back in August, every time the doorbell rings, I'm sure it's happening again. I answered the door anyway and there was a security guard with a clipboard. He had the two pictures-boring and not boring. Fortunately "no" and "yes" are two of the 5 Korean words I know. So I pointed to the less good one and said "아니오" and I pointed to the nice one and said, "네!" It turns out my vote won!
The exciting part is watching the painters do their work. They are on a rope and pulley system-with regular, cotton rope-not climbing rope-and a wooden seat. When you look at these pictures I want you to know that these buildings are all 25 stories high and that we are on the 15th floor.
|Here he comes|
|There he goes|
|They put large plastic covers on the cars parked below|
Here he is in action: