…and I remember when we bought our first and only house it was and still is the last house on a dead end street. I remember before we moved in I had my wife and two kids who were in grade school at the time join me in sitting on the living room floor and saying to them to listen. I said, “do you hear that?” And they said “what? We don’t hear anything.” And I said “exactly!” It was so quite and it sounded so good that I wanted to point it out. We were moving from rented house that sat along a busy road where heavy duty trucks would bounce up and down past our home which was across the street from a recycling yard. We also shared a parking space with the pizza shop next door and had on more than one occasion customers of the shop using the bottom of our front porch steps to sit on while enjoying their pizza. Now having a pizza shop right next door to where we lived was a nice little perk to have especially since our landlord owned the shop and offered my wife a job. She also had the keys to the building too. Let me just say there were a few late night trips to the shop when it was closed where we would make a pizza and take it across the yard to our house to cook. But back to the noise. Let’s just say there was plenty of it but it was so nice to be able to sit in our new living room listening to the sounds of silence. I bring this up because SNL’s Weekend Update star Michael Che was on Jimmy Fallon talking about his new HBO Max show that premieres next Thursday May 6th. He was talking about how hard it is adjusting to living in a house for the first time and the sounds that his new home makes scares him. He said he’s used to noise and hearing the sounds of ambulances and fire trucks and now in the middle of the night he hears the sound of the ice maker in the fridge and has to reassure himself he’s not being robbed and that its just the normal noises in here. And for me, it’s the greatest!