Monday, November 19, 2007

New Neighbors

I love getting new neighbors. Nosy? Maybe. Curious? Definitely. A chance to make new friends? Without a doubt. In my neighborhood, there are quite a few houses that are rental property so I often see people coming and going. Recently, we got new neighbors across the street renting. I do NOT like them very much. But they are a subject of a different blog.

The house next door has sat empty for the last couple of months. Everyday Missy and I look for new signs of people moving in. I was very disappointed in my last neighbors. We were kind to them and said hi to them every day. So, when they left and never said good bye I was very disappointed. I found out from the owners they skipped out for lack of paying the rent. OH! Ok, I get why they didn't take the time to say good bye.

But, this weekend I got new neighbors! And they've been hiding from me. I've done everything I could to get a glimpse of who/what is living next door.

I think it's important to know who your neighbors are. So far, all I've been able to see is their very big, LOUD dog. A man's bald head. And someone who walked past the window with a mullet (the gender is unknown). I must continue to work on this. My snooping skills are not very good.

The Tiger thinks I am insane. He said, "Why don't you just take the binoculars and get a closer look for crying out loud???" My reply was, "Well I would if they would open their blinds!"


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

I think it's time to bake some "welcome to the neighborhood" cookies and bring them over. That politely forces them into introducing themselves!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I agree with pbj boats. Bake something and offer hellos.

darn them for not opening the blinds!

Mimi's Toes said...

I can always count on you to make me laugh.....It reminds me of the movie I watched on t.v. yesterday "What Lies Beneath" a thriller! The women was trying to be a kind neighbor by taking over a basket of flowers and baked goods but the women disappears. She thought her husband killed her...She kept peeking thru the fence and got pricked by a thorn on a rose bush...Not to scare you but, when you take them a welcome basket, beware....LOL..

Anonymous said...

Ohh I love new neighbors.. i love having the opportunity to be nosiey! :)

chrissy said...

I get to know allll my neighbors. One particular one that moved in 8years ago and I joke now about how fast we met and how slow our husbands were to get to know one another.
We pounced on each other and immediately had a friendship our husbands on the other hand, as they put it, were like dogs that walked around and sniffed each others butts for awhile and then got to be friends!!!!

Ann(ie) said...

I am a pretty social person. But, I hibernate at home. I don't like drop by's or neighbors chatting over the fence. hehe. We're like your neighbors sans the mullet! But, I would probably warm up to the first neighbor that brought me baked goods. ;)