Wednesday, January 22, 2020

We Are Excited For This New Chapter In Our Life, But It Is Also Sad

I shared some rather big news yesterday. We are in the process of buying a house that is absolutely perfect for our family. We've been renting our home for almost 8 years. That's a long time. Although we are excited to begin this new chapter in our life, there is a great deal of sadness.

We live in a great neighborhood surrounded by incredible humans. Over the years, we've gotten close with quite a few of our neighbors. They've become family. We've shared many meals. Enjoyed lots of backyard fires and barbecues. Celebrated birthdays and holidays and milestones. Helped each other out. Made a world of memories.

And so much more...

One of the many, many fond memories I have happened a few weeks after we moved here in mid-July of 2012. Lisa and I went out for the afternoon to run errands. When we returned home, there was several bags of fresh picked produce at our back door and some fresh cut sunflowers compliments of our neighbors.

These neighbors soon became family to us. 

Since then, during the Summer months, we are treated to freshly picked fruits and vegetables, jams, relishes, fruit pies, and more from them and other neighbors who have become family.

It's kind of a standing joke that during the Summer months we have a neighborhood farmer's market.

In return, I treat our neighbors to baked goods, fried green tomatoes, eggplant parmesan, homemade jam, and pies all made from the fresh produce they treat us to.

We are really going to miss that.

Lisa had the opportunity to meet the sellers of the house yesterday. They have lived in the house we're in the process of purchasing for over 2 decades.

They said the neighbors on the left side of us are great people who they have come to trust to look after their home when they vacation.

The neighbor to our right is an elderly gentleman that they very seldom see.

At this point, we are not sure about the neighbors across the street. The sellers didn't mention them.

But, our neighborhood is a good one. A little more congested than the one we live in now.

It'll be interesting.


The bonds we have with our neighbor friends now are deep rooted. We plan on visiting. They plan on visiting us.

It will just be weird going outside and not seeing our current neighbor friends.

It will be an adjustment for all of us.

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