The house was usual for the neighborhood. It was two-story, with an attic and a basement, and included a steep, green roof that let the snow slide off. Peach in color, the house looked best in spring, but managed to look bright even during the regular blizzards it endured. The yard looked best in winter. Numerous spidery trees lined the meandering walk up to the front door. They created a white, fluffy tunnel when decorated with snow. The children loved to run under them, whacking each as they went and dumping chilly snowflakes on the person who came behind them.