Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I am sandwiched between a lovely pair of neighbors and a not so lovely pair.
The not so lovely pair has a messy unmown yard. A large plant grows or is stuck on the roof over their front door. They go in and out of their gate at all hours, and as I've mentioned before, the gate like to say
SQUEEEEEEEEEAK and CREEEEEEAK.
These folks also like to chat out in their driveway, sometimes in the middle of the night or the wee hours of the morning.
Their driveway is right next to my bedroom window.
Worst of all, the woman likes to engage me in conversation when I'm doing yard work, and she's a REPUBLICAN.
I wouldn't mind that she's a Republican if she didn't try to cram her beliefs down my throat. Avoiding arguments with her can be difficult because she seems to peep out her window, waiting for me to trim bushes or rake leaves, and then suddenly she's outside, telling me that Democrats are idiots.
I try very hard to avoid political confrontations, and I change the subject when she gets started.
My other neighbors, however, are absolutely adorable. I have no idea what their political affiliations are because they don't nag me about politics. They tend to say things such as, "Hi! How are you? Let us know if you need any help."
I call them Hot Young Anthony and Sweet Young Allison. They are a young married couple. He's an RN, and she teaches first grade.
Hot Young Anthony gives me a hot little thrill when he takes off his shirt while mowing his lawn. I can't help liking Sweet Young Allison, though sometimes I wish she would disappear for just a little while so I could have Hot Young Anthony all to myself.
These little stories about my neighbors lead me to today's question:
What kind of neighbors do you have?
Are they pleasant or annoying? Do you think of them as friends? Is anyone else fortunate enough to have a Hot Young Anthony?
As always, I look forward to reading your responses.
Infinities of love,