Pink Pflugerville Pad is Causing a Big Stir with the Neighbors

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You’ve heard of marching to the beat of your own drum and dancing like nobody’s watching, but someone in Texas is watching, and their curiosity has been piqued. Emilio Rodriguez purchased his Pflugerville home in November 2018 and proceeded to finish it in pink. We’re not talking simply a change in the siding. The entire house, from the roof to the trim, is the same color, and Rodriguez says he’s not stopping there. This has the Gladys Kravitzes of the world peering out their windows, scoping his home out online, and even physically driving by to see it in person. (For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, she was the nosey neighbor in the series “Bewitched,” and the actress who played her was so great in the role, she won an Emmy for portraying a nosy character who does what we all are guilty of every now and then!)

Pink Pflugerville Pad is Causing a Big Stir with the Neighbors

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“The driveways’ going to be pink. I’m getting all the grass removed for pink tile blocks, I’m going to have pink spotlights on the trees, pink car. I will paint my wheelchair pink,” Rodriguez explained to Fox7Austin. Following a car accident which left him paralyzed at the age of four, he underwent surgeries numbering in the dozens as a teen. Rodriquez still remains in a wheelchair. He explained in interviews with local media that the pink color of his home helps to brighten his day. “When I have to do medical stuff I can look up at the pink house and it kind of calms me down a little bit,” he noted.

Some folks have noted that the color looks like Pepto-Bismol, but Rodriguez says he’s “going for pink slime.” People are driving from other neighborhoods to see the pink Pflugerville house, and some of them are even making it a family affair. Anita Garcia was one onlooker who brought her grandchildren with her to see if the rumors about the house were true. Garcia has a “to each his own” attitude about the house, but she had to satisfy herself that the story of the pink house was true and not just a crazy rumor. Rodriquez’s neighbors are even strolling down the block to check it out. Emanual Alvarado, a Pflugerville resident from a couple of blocks away, came by to see it for himself and noted that the pink house is certainly bringing an added twist to the neighborhood. Rodriguez is completely happy with the pink color he’s chosen, and isn’t that what we’re all looking for? Happiness, that is, not the color pink.