I remember years ago after I prepared my house to be painted. One of the tasks was to remove the street numbers from the house, allowing for both home and numbers to be easily painted.
The street numbers were above the garage door and easily viewable from the street. They weren’t always there, however. Initially, they were above the front door, but as the trees in the yard grew, the numbers became increasingly obscured. So one day I moved them from the front door to the garage door.
When our daughter came home, she inquired, “Didn’t the numbers used to be over the front door?”
When our son came home, he plainly asked, “When do you move the numbers?”
My bride made no such query and when the topic arose, she seriously asked, “We have numbers on our house?”
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