Post # 32
We live in a row house. I can name the folks who live in about 75% of the houses, and get along really well with most (my next-door folks on one side are really anti-social and never say hello, and there’s an extended family up the block who have huge noisy domestic arguments at all hours and let their kids run around unsupervised constantly… I wish both houses would move out… But everyone else is great) and consider about 4 of the couples/families as close friends. We shovel each other’s sidewalks when it snows. We get the permits to close the street once a year, and throw a huge block party in the middle of the road. Everyone pitches in: one guy sets up his DJ gear and plays music, all the old ladies cook (and man oh man can they cook!), the bar manager across the street brings the beer. It’s good stuff 🙂
Post # 33
My neighbours are lovely. When we were first movin in, they brought us food “Because you my dear do not have time!”. When we go away for longer than the weekend, we give our house key to Mrs Nina who lives across from us and she takes our post and puts it inside for us. She also has it because the main fusebox for our building (It’s a house with a studio underneath with a seperate entrance, and we don’t know these people well).
Our other neighbour, Mrs Efi takes it upon herself to collect our washing if she is going to cook fish “so our clothes don’t smell”.
They are both quite the busybodies – massive gossipers – but their hearts are in the right place, if I’m outside on our terrace Mrs Nina will always swing her window open for a chat.
In Wales I grew up in a tiny village where everybody was in and out of each other’s houses all day, so I am quite used to that level of neighbourly love
Post # 34
We just moved into our new house last October so we are slowly getting to know the neighbors. However our two next door neighbors on both sides of our house are very good friend. One is a handicapp older gentlemen who lives by himself and has worked along side the company that i work for, for awhile so not only do we have that mutual connection but he loves cats, as we have 4 we love them too! 🙂
Our other neighbors are our age and come by from time to time to say hello!
So far we like everyone!
Post # 35
We are renting in a condo, and I’ve only ever seen 2 of my neighbors. One is a very sweet little old lady who thinks that fiance and I are just the cutesy little dears”. The other one is this really nosy woman who makes it her business to know everything and control everything. After I do my laundry, she runs into the laundry room after me to make sure I cleaned the lint filter. I do laundry maybe once eveery 2 weeks since fiance works from home and wears the same sweats every day, and I wear scrubs washed bby the hospital, so we don’t accumulate a lot of laundry. If the lint filtr isn’t clean every day, it’s clearly not me.
Post # 36
Oh and that same neighbor once complained that I hung my wet bathing suit on our balcony to dry. She said it wasn’t aesthetically pleasing. Seriously, we live in a building with a pool. People are going to dry their swim suits outside.
Post # 37
I live in a historic district with a strong sense of neighborhood identity. I went looking for this when I moved here – I had felt pretty lost in a place where people didn’t bother getting to know their neighbors, and I knew I wanted a connected neighborhood.
The day I moved in, I sat on the front steps while the movers carried in the furniture, whileneighbors stopped by one by one to introduce themselves and ask if I needed anything. That night my new next door neighbor stopped by with a bottle of wine.
I’m inviting several of my neighbors to the wedding, and another – a retired minister – will be officiating. This is a great place to live. The kids play together, they dogs play together, and if no one sees you out and about for a while they’ll check on you.
There are a few old grouches, of course, but they’re not bad.
Post # 38
One of our neighbors is 90 and I have never seen her. The other is awesome!! We also have a neighbor that mowed our lawn while we were on our honeymoon and we didn’t even ask!
Post # 39
where we are currently we dont really know our neighbours that well,just to say hello to. But we are moving in a couple of weeks and our neighbours on one side will be our Mother-In-Law and FIL!its great we get along with them both really well. On the other side it may cause trouble because they really wanted the house were having,so they may be a little bitter!
Post # 40
We don’t really know our neighbors very much, but we wish we do. We always wave at them when we drive by, and occasionally if we’re outside we’ll stop and chat about the weather, but nothing more than that. I think the problem is, unless we’re outside doing yardwork (rare), then the only time we see them is when we’re going on a walk or run, and for some reason when we’re heading out the door, we’re just never in the mood to chat! Or think we don’t have time. And then we always regret that later…