A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!


Back up your house

Back in the day, I have mentioned before how Red River Logging pretty much was the glue that kept the community of Westwood/Pinetown together. As I understand it, when things were not going so well (for the logging, and loggers) some things did not get done that were on the agenda.
For instance, homes in Pinetown were required to move back off the street, as I guess they were making the street wider. I know the house I live in (my husband's) were one of those that were required to "Back up" I have heard the stories and even seen pictures of my husband's grandfather moving the house back from the street.
There are two houses on the street I live on that is obvious never got backed up. The picture(s) of today are one of those.
Since I moved in to the house I am now living (my husbands) the house I am posting has always been empty. I have seen people come and rake, and clean up around it and keep it in good shape. You can tell it is not some "abandoned " home, left in this town to just rot. Someone is giving this little tiny house some love.
I might add it has some awesome trees around it!
You can tell by the picture(s) just how close this little house is to the road., and you can understand why they were all moved back. I love this little cabin looking house. To me it is adorable!

Believe it or not, this is the side of the house! You can see where the snowplow went by last week!

This is the front, again you can see where the front door is in connection to the street!

And pretty much a straight shot of the whole thing!

Ya know, I expect people to probably look at this place differently than I do. When I see and walk by this house (which is on a daily basis) I am always really thrilled that the owners (that do not live here) take care of this little house so well. I would just love to have been a fly on the walls of this little house all the years it was occupied.
I just bet it has a story or 2 or many, many more to tell!


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View Larger Map This is where I live. To the right of Westwood barely visible is the little section I live in called Pinetown. We have probably 150 to 200 people for our population. Westwood on the other hand is HUGE by comparison with a population of around 2000!
Added on 2-9-09

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