won’t you be my neighbor?

We’ve been on the Crescent for almost a year now and are still getting to know our neighbors.  We have H next door who is the busybody on the street. If you want to know anything just chat with him.   Then there’s J&D on the other side of us.  They have 2 girls.  Someone in there plays piano, I can hear them in the evenings when the house is quiet.  It’s very nice, very soothing.  Although, I will admit that the Pink Panther theme song was getting a bit old.  I’m glad they’ve graduated to a new piece.  Across the street there is a woman I did BMF with but we don’t chat all that much.  Just a hello as we pass.  On the other side of her is a woman and her daughter. Just a few weeks ago her sister moved in, at least that’s what H told me.

Yesterday I was minding my own business when the doorbell rang and to my surprise it was the woman that lives across the street (not the BMFer).  She introduced herself and we chatted for a little while. As we were saying our goodbye’s she invited herself over later so that Squidge could meet her daughter.  I agreed it would be lovely to have them stop by together.

Cue panic! My house was a pigsty! It was my scheduled cleaning day but it was 12:20 and I hadn’t picked up a broom. I completely freaked out! I don’t know why I do that but I do.  I think most of my friends know that we’re doing up  the house so to expect a bit of chaos but STRANGERS? OH MY GAWD!!!  Well I got the bottom half of the house clean and tidy.  I closed all the upstairs rooms in case she found her way up there.  Not that I would have let her!

6pm rolled around and Squidge and I waited, teapot at the ready.  6:15 came and went.  6:30 came and went. 6:45 came and went.  I read Squidge her bedtime stories. We brushed teeth and got our (hers) jammies on.  7:20 Squidge was tucked up in bed and I was on the phone with a friend. I was just saying that I  must have gotten it wrong and was supposed to go over to hers instead but no I did get it right she was just very late.  I invited her in and Squidge hightailed it down to us (she was sad that our guests never arrived so she was spasticly happy they came). We chatted for a little while, I offered her tea and cake and then they left.  It was very nice getting to meet our neighbors.  I’m going to have to make more of an effort, be a bit more friendly and get to know more of the folks on the street.



  1. June 24, 2011 /

    playdate after bedtime?! Hmmm! I work on the basis that real friends don’t come to see how clean my loo is 🙂

    • Lindy
      June 25, 2011 /

      I thought it was a bit odd but I’m just letting it roll. Must be nice to the neighbors. None of my friends really care how clean my loo is either- thankfully because it rarely is clean! ; )

  2. June 26, 2011 /

    I think you handled that very well. It would have sent me into all sort of CRAZY! anxiety for sure. Glad it worked out.