We’ve been in our new house a month, and gradually we’re meeting our neighbors. We met the next door neighbors while the house was being built. Others stop by as they walk their dogs when we're out. They introduce themselves and welcome us to the neighborhood. Very friendly. Yesterday, there was a block party—sort of a “happy fall—good-by summer” party. A truly great way to meet neighbors—especially the ones who live behind us. You would think we would’ve met them before. Big problem. A large pond separates us.
When we first looked at lots, I wanted trees in our backyard. I like privacy. I wanted to be able to sit on our deck and not be seen. This brings to mind my daughter’s theme song for her kids. “You don’t always get what you want.” I didn’t get the trees. What I didn’t realize was the pond makes a good separator.
We had good neighbors at our old house. Friendly, helpful, watching out for each other. Like the people in Prairieville, the fictitious small town in One Red Shoe. Daria’s big complaint, though, is that everybody knows everything about everybody else, including the color of their underwear. But when it counts, the neighbors come to the rescue.
After meeting several of our new neighbors, I’m sure we’re in a great neighborhood.
How do you feel about neighbors?
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Today, I’m also over at Kathy Wheeler’s blog where I share a deleted scene from One Red Shoe. I’d love some company. http://kathylwheeler.com/2013/10/14/deleted-scenes-todays-guest-diane-burton-giveaway/