Thursday, November 12, 2009

Welcome to the Gayborhood!

Last week, as you may remember, I dropped off a little something for my new neighbor. I'd seen his truck come and go and I just kept missing him. I wanted to deliver it in person, so that I could say hello and welcome him. But it wasn't in the cards.

A few days after the droppage, I hear a knock at the door. AND IT'S HIM!

Perhaps I'm a little over excited to have a neighbor. You see, my old neighborhood was like Mayberry. Everyone knew everyone. We'd gather outside for movies in the cul-de-sac, hang out and chat and well, be neighborly.

Here....I've had no one close by to say, borrow an egg from. But now....NOW I do! And he's so wonderful! And friendly! And sweet as pie! And honestly ya'll....I just love him.

Oh, where was I?

I let him in and we immediately hit it off. He loved everything in the "goodie bag" and was so grateful. His daughter stole the pretzels and took them off to college with her.

He toured the house and the "gardens." (I crack myself up. You'd have to see the yard to understand.) We sat on the big brown couch and chatted the afternoon away drinking wine and beer and loving every minute of it!

27 comments:

ShellSpann said...

I love neighbors like that! I used to have that, and I don't anymore. BOO!

Grant said...

I've lived in the flip side of neighborhoods like that. Everyone assumed I loved Jebus and country music and mowing the yard, then when they discovered I was a non-believing metalhead college student who could only find the time to mow once every other week they stopped coming by except to preach at me or ask if I needed help cutting the grass. (I stopped that by accepting their offer and asking when they could come.) Now I live in a congested suburb of Atlanta and I'm surrounded by tons of people who don't even make eye contact with me and I love it.

rage said...

I am glad that you two hit it off and that he loved everything in the goodie bag.

I was curious to see how things were going to go when you met each other.

Lynette said...

I love my neighbor too! She is the greatest. And a fellow blogger too! Can you believe the luck. As a matter of fact we are doing a duel one that you may just enjoy. Captain Dumbass and Skylers Dad already are visiting.
www.marysbandb.com It is a fun lil thing with great photos for the eye shots!

Jay said...

I've been going through cool neighbor withdrawals for a while now. My former neighbor, who was cute as hell, finished nursing school and moved away. She was very sweet. We would sit on the stair and talk from time to time.

My new neighbor is okay, I guess. She seems friendly, but only in the "say hello as we pass by each other" way.

I don't know any of my other neighbors.

Bond said...

Congrats - having a neighbor(s) who you can enjoy time with is so important...

I am trying to get to know my new neighbors

Gary's third pottery blog said...

dang, wish I lived on your street...

Lu' said...

Sounds great. Hey Jay I am the just say hello kind of neighbor. I'm just too shy in person for anything else.

SkylersDad said...

We have new neighbors that moved here from Guam. They are already living in parkas, and winter hasn't hit yet.

They are in for a shock.

Nolens Volens said...

Is he clued in yet? ;)

Ashleigh said...

That's awesome. Great to have nice friendly neighbors.

Doc said...

My neighbors are scary... One across the street has a teenage son who howls at the moon (I wish I was kidding)

Dr Zibbs said...

Nothing like great neighbors. We have tons of them.

At any point did he ask, "So..do you have a husband?"

Just asking because when I was growing up, there was a lesbian couple in our neughborhood and my mom was so oblivious she once said, "I've never seen the husbands. Maybe they're sailors and they're out at sea"

Jormengrund said...

I love my neighbors.

It's good to see that you've got one that you can connect with!

Now you've just got to get him "trained".. That takes a little time, and some patience, but once he's trained, then you'll just have to make sure he never moves!

Akelamalu said...

It's great when you have good neighbours - you're lucky! :)

Marsha said...

Awesome!

You know, we used to live in a culd-a-sac prior to moving to podunk, and had that same close experience with the neighbors prior to moving to podunk. Now we live in a smaller town where everyone knows everybody, but we have noone to have coffee with but my parents. Pathetic, mm?

I'm beginning to think neighborly experience is a culd-a-sac sort of experience.

nitebyrd said...

You're an excellent neighbor.

Rhea said...

Sweet! I'd love a neighborly gal like you next door.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

What did you end up putting in the goodie bag? I'm so glad he is nice and friendly! We're lucky to have some really great neighbors as well.

Cloudia said...

You are a good neighbor.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

You are indeed blessed to have such a wonderful neighbor. Hard to find these days especially in the city! People are gaurded. good for you though. Hugs. Tammy

James said...

Time will tell.
But good luck. My neighbours are all wankers

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I grew up in a small town in my early childhood...it was small. a neighbor was a good stretch of the legs...which means we didn't see them much...cept maybe on holidays or in town every once in a long while.

I love that you have someone close by. :)

Dana said...

That is so cool! Great neighbors are a blessing!

LSL said...

I can't tell you how happy I was to read this follow up to your earlier post about him moving in. Yay! Great neighbors, and authentic connections, are the best.

Aunt Jackie said...

I never have much of a desire to get in close with neighbors, just "acquaintance" myself enough so that they don't hate me and will keep their eyes open to what's going on. lol

I am just a little antisocial and don't like people popping by.

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