Good fences make good neighbors

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Wow. Is this something you can talk with them about? I hate to make unnecessary calls to CPS, but if the kid keeps getting out that is super problematic.
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I wonder how many times the kid got out and nobody else was around to see him. That's a very scary thought.
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  3. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Our awful neighbors moved and we were looking forward to meeting the new owners. It’s an investor! Here’s hoping he picks good tenants.
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  4. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    We are getting a privacy fence installed a week from today!! So excited to be able to hang out in our backyard without looking directly into three other backyards/houses. Our direct next door neighbors’ yard is a freaking jungle in the back, we’ve already cut back all the branches and ivy that were growing into our yard. Don’t want to keep looking at it when ours looks so nice (yes I’m bragging, K has been on top of lawn maintenance since we closed lol). FENCE!!
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  5. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    So excited for you. Getting our backyard fenced is one of the best decisions we've ever made.
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  6. shiba shake

    shiba shake Chicken

    I'm jealous of your weed free backyard, ours still needs a lot of work and turns into a total jungle this late in the year.
  7. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    The people across the street from us have had practice sessions for their old guy band two evenings in a row and I am OVER it.
  8. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Next time C is inconsolable, you know where to go.
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  9. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Our next door neighbors who we love are in their mid to late 60s. We see the husband outside all the time, but haven't really seen the wife lately. I remember seeing her right after C was born and she seemed fine, but I just saw them out for a morning walk and she was wearing a head scarf. They haven't said anything to us about her being sick so is it weird if I make some muffins or something and take them over there?

    For reference, we aren't super close but they did give us baby & wedding gifts and we get each other's mail when out of town, bring up recycling bins, etc. We are also listed as one of the contacts for their security system. M feels like they probably don't want to talk about it so me randomly knocking on their door with baked goods might feel intrusive to them.
  10. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    You can bring muffins and not ask questions
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  11. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    That was my plan, but M still felt like it was intrusive to go over there to drop them off.
  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I mean I can see how you could MAKE it intrusive if you linger or say that you’ve been concerned or whatever. But a quick “here’s some muffins, we appreciate you!” Isn’t weird.
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  13. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    That’s what I would do. Just say something like you been thinking about them and appreciate them for being great neighbors!
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  14. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    You can lie. "I had so many bananas going brown, I thought you guys might like these! "
  15. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Was also going to suggest lying about why you made them! You could also say you made too many for an event or something.
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  16. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch

    Just do it. We bake things for our neighbors (and give them all the extra tickets to whatever intern events we have going on) for no reason other than putting up with living next to us. J and M are always chatting them up, and they never seem sick of it. Bless them.
  17. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    lol Tater our kids are the same. If they see a neighbor outside they both yell "HI, HI, HI!" and wave until they get a response.
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  18. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I’d be happy to talk to any of your adorable children. Kids are way more fun to talk to than 99% of adults.
  19. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    When I was a kid, we had neighbors who were teenagers, maybe even older. They had a boy and a girl, but I remember we just always called both of them by the girl's name lol he would be in the driveway shooting basketball and my brother and I would have our faces plastered in the window screen that faces their driveway and yelling out the window "hi annie!" over and over when, in fact it was David. :lol: he had to have been so annoyed.
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  20. BigFatGoalie

    BigFatGoalie Chicken

    That’s really adorable, A&O.
  21. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    The people across the street from us are having a birthday party for their five year old grandchild right now. The old man band started playing a little while ago and some drunk family member (M thinks maybe the birthday child's mother) just came over to invite us. I'm in C's room feeding him, but apparently she tried to push her way into our house and wouldn't take no for an answer so now M is over there making an appearance.
  22. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Oh wow.
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  23. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    That’s so weird and pushy. Hopefully they at least have good food over there, or cool party favors or something. (Since they hired a band, my expectations are high.)
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  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    So no one showed up then?
  25. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Oh, they didn't hire a band. The old guy that lives there plays in a band. They practice in the garage multiple times a week so we get to hear them all.the.time. They're a super mediocre cover band made up of a couple of 60-something former surf bums.

    M said the drunk woman that came over was not the birthday kid's mom. Actual mom was not totally hammered so at least there's that. Grandma (the woman that actually lives there) was annihilated though.

    @MagnificentCat There were a lot of people over there - I think this was more of a "hey, we're drunk so let's invite more people, woooooo."