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What makes your neighbor feel like "home"?

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:13 pm
For me, it's the stuff that goes on, not the houses.

I love seeing the UPS truck driving around the neighborhood in the evening, going over the speed bump in front of my house. I love picturing all the people who are getting their packages from amazon, ebay, barnes and noble.

"YAY! My swim fins arrived!"

"Oh look, it's our Noni's Biscotti!"

I also love the karate club that meets in a house across the street from me, 2 doors down.
Once, after coming home from vacation, I was dog tired, had a bad flight coming back which put a little black cloud over the end of the trip. I was out in the front garden, puttering around, and I heard a "HI-YAH! UGGH!" Coming through the open studio window.

At that moment, I relaxed and thought "I'm home"
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:18 pm
@chai2,
for me, having a crack house next door is comforting, no matter what the hour, day or night there's always someone coming or going. It's always lively around here.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:21 pm
@dyslexia,
I know, it's like you're never alone. Makes you feel safe.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 01:28 pm
Oh!

The Cars-To-Go are also increasing in my neighborhood.

I see them buzz buzz buzzing around.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 02:03 pm
Well, I like seeing all the landscape company personnel mowing lawns and raking leaves. I often go and get bags of compost material from them. Now that it has snowed 8" and -22F+, I like watching the hired snow shovellers doing their thing. We have people walking dogs around here, too - don't see many of them but the yellow snow at the end of my lawn is evidence they're out there.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 02:38 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

Well, I like seeing all the landscape company personnel mowing lawns and raking leaves. I often go and get bags of compost material from them.


Oh sure.

You probably go out there in your micro bikini, bending over to pick up those bags.

Mame
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 04:11 pm
@chai2,
Were you spying on me, you beyotch?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2010 04:31 pm
I walk around our neighborhood a lot with our dog and down the street we
usually visit with Gus and Mac - 2 yorkies, whose owners work all day long and
the dogs feel a bit lonely.
There is one long window where the dogs can look out of and they're waiting
for us when we walk by and visit a bit through the glass (and make it dirty with
all the nose sniffing).

Oftentimes I see neighbors doing yard work etc. outside and we gossip a bit
before continuing our walk. We also have tons of kids around skate boarding
or just being outside and playing. People are in general a lot more outdoors
here, and I like that I know most of my neighbors and we stop and chat.
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