Friday, June 01, 2007

New Neighbors

I finally have some time to comment on the goings on in our neighborhood. I am not a real gossip - I really try to avoid it. Part of our goal when we moved into a neighborhood - opposed to apartment living - was to get to know our neighbors. We have tried get togethers - didn't work so good. I have found that the kids have opened up more opportunities than I would have imagined. So, after 9 years in our house we know most of our neighbors by name and actually celebrate with them for birthdays and holidays.

We have become really good friends with the neighbors to the left of us. They have twin girls that are a few weeks younger than my son - and a full 6 inches taller as well. This is how we have gotten to know their whole family. Now, they are a blended family. Both parents have been married before and he has two children from his previous marriage. The relationship that he has with his ex-wife is a little odd. His current wife and his ex go shopping together and go to candle parties together. His wife figures that they should try to get along since they share custody of the older kids.

Now, this is where is gets interesting. The ex and her current husband has been looking for a place closer by so that they could eliminate driving time back and forth. Guess what, she has purchased the house directly across the street from us! I am all for being available for the kids, but wasn't there a reason why they got divorced in the first place? They also have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I like other peoples dogs - I just don't have the energy needed for a dog (at least I know that).

So, we are losing some great neighbors - and planning on keeping in touch with them-and gaining quite the interesting triangle. My plan - to stay out of the middle of the whole thing! Say a prayer, life is going to get even more interesting...



Cheri said...

Once again - things that make you go hmmm... Knowing everyone involved is a big HMMMM.

How's my old house doing? Did they keep the landscaping? Send me some pix!

Liza's Eyeview said...

Neighbors, whether we like it or not, is "a part" of our lives because we live close to them. Just said a prayer for you :)

Liza's Eyeview said...

I should have said I said a prayer for your neighborhood :).