Sunday, January 25, 2015

FEELING NEIGHBORLY

The houses are so far apart in our neighborhood, that pretty much the only time I see any of my neighbors is when we drive past one another going in or out, or perhaps run into each other in town somewhere. A bit different from life in the burbs, or living on a company compound, huh? We do have a once-a-year meeting of our Home Owners' Association, but since it was slapped with a nasty lawsuit shortly after we moved in, which just recently got settled, those meetings have been anything but sociable. Last January the annual meeting fell on our daughter's birthday, so I went off to celebrate with Lex, and Hubby went off to represent us at the meeting. Guess who managed to get himself elected president while there? "Musta been talkin' when he shoulda been listenin'."

Though he has attended several meetings of the board throughout the year, yesterday was his first time to chair one for all the members. Believe it or not, it was actually quite pleasant, now that we no longer have that lawsuit hanging over our heads. To top it all off, Hubby took it upon himself to organize a little block party afterwards.


We weren't sure if anyone would show up, considering our history and the fact that it was snowing the day before. Fortunately, the weather gods favored us with sunshine and temps in the 60s!


Not only did we get a good turnout, they all stayed much longer than we expected.


Plus, it was a great way to get to know all the new people who have moved in recently.


And, just like that, it suddenly feels more like a neighbor-hood.

Hubby, you rock!


P.S. Guess what I discovered when we were at the Community Center for our meeting that morning?


Another Little Free Library!


Wimberley, you rock too!

1 comment:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Looks like a nice gathering. Oh a little free library, sweet. xox