Friday, October 25, 2013
It’s not what you think. I’m not talking about FaceBook or
Twitter. I’m talking about real, in the
flesh, social networking!
There was a neighborhood potluck and watch
party this past weekend and I went!
Steve was working, so he missed the whole thing. Too bad, I for one was happy to go.
Plus, I had no idea-our community actually
has a website for us to post requests, ideas, if we have something to sell, if
we find a lost pet, etc. It turns out
that we live in a very nice tract! It’s
just that everyone is busy and obviously leading their own lives.
One of the major things is that a lot of
people lost their homes and the ones that were able to remain don’t want to get
attached to renters that seem to leave after 6 months. I understand it-but still, I’d like to get to
Going to this potluck allowed me to meet
some of the people and learn about my home!
I even met the man who was bidding against us and lost out to our all-cash
offer. I heard that the first owner lost
the house to the woman who basically did a flip after trying to rent this
I’ve personally never heard of someone
“flipping” a house with the ugliest colors in the world on the walls, but for
us it turned out to be quite a boon.
When I post this, one neighbor will be
joining me for coffee. I’m looking
forward to having some social connection to a real live person. And guess what? Our next door neighbors-it’s not that they
aren’t nice, just have their plates overflowing.
They’re newlyweds. He works two jobs because he’s still trying
to sell his house from before the marriage.
She’s working two jobs as well AND she’s a freelance writer!!!!
We’ve been exchanging e-mails trying to
find a time to meet in person. In the
meantime, we’re learning quite a bit about the areas publications and the
various questionable ethics they had out to us writers.
I’ve suggested that perhaps we start a
welcoming committee of some sort-just so new neighbors don’t feel as if the
others here aren’t deliberately snubbing them.
Now that I’ve met people and the weather’s cooled down, it’s nice to be
able to say “hello” and chat with people as Lucky and I take our morning walks.
As with all things, getting to know my
neighbors just took some time and a great block party!