New Neighbors

Our new neighbors moved in last week. (The other ones, across the hall; not the one that is moving in downstairs – into Peter’s old apartment.) These people we have never met before. They seem really nice; which is such a relief! πŸ™‚ We’re pretty close with the neighbors that we have had for the past 7 or so years – Peter (downstairs) and Jesse (upstairs) – with the exception of our downstairs neighbor, who we only talk to occasionally, never really hang out with like we used to with the other two. We lost Jesse because him and his girlfriend bought a house in STL, then we lost Peter because he moved to Germany. 😦 We were pretty nervous about who was going to be moving in across the hall (since we already knew that our friend Christi was moving into Peter’s old apartment). I’m glad to say that we are a big relieved. Neighbors can either be okay or make your life a living h3ll (when you’re sharing walls). In fact, I just read a REALLY good book called “Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead.” Put things like this in perspective.

So, we aren’t the type of neighbors who bring our new neighbors chocolate chip cookies, baked goods, pies, etc. to welcome them to the “neighborhood”.

NOPE – we give our new neighbors household furnishings. For instance: a 52″ big screen TV, that we had in our basement. (Kind of like this one I found on Google.)

We were kind of just letting it sit in the basement until we moved into a house and had a place for it. It is one of those “old school” big screen TVs with rear projection. We got it for free from a friend of my brother. Then put $300.00 into it to fix it. When we bought our HD TV from Christi, we put it in the basement. Well, they saw it and asked whose it was, so we said they could buy it from us. Ric helps them move it up into their apt., and then they realize it doesn’t really work that well (must have gotten lonely in the basement – because it worked just fine when we put it down there). So Ric just tells them to keep it, they can pay us if it ends up working, but if they have to put any money into it to get it to work, they can just keep it. So, it is theirs to keep now. Then Ric offers one of our lamps for them to use as well. We have two with “shelves”, so we put our plain black one in the basement (we all share a basement). Ric told them to go ahead and use that as well because they didn’t have one, since we weren’t getting any use out of it. They’re some lucky neighbors! πŸ™‚

What can I say, my husband is a giving man!!! (I think he gets it from his mom! πŸ™‚ )


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Jan 22, 2009 @ 18:37:36

    Wow, those are some great move-in gifts. πŸ™‚


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