I already told you that we had 13 people over to help us unpack the first day (a few were from the ward, but most of them were neighbors on our street). Other things that have happened:
- We have received three plates of treats - one from each of our next-door neighbors, and one from the family across the street.
- Other families have introduced themselves when we are outside and have visited with us a little.
- Everyone in the neighborhood waves when you are driving down the street in your car.
- My across-the-street neighbors are AWESOME. The husband said that he loves to do stuff like finish basements (as we have an unfinished basement, this makes us very happy). The wife got her degree in interior design and said she would be happy to help me figure out what I would like in my home color-wise. (And the next-door neighbor said she LOVES to paint and would be happy to help when the time comes.)
- The family across the street has two girls, ages 7 and 13, and for the last three days they have played with my two boys in the park for hours. The 13 year old is really responsible and will be a great baby-sitter. (She even took an official babysitting class from the hospital and learned CPR, among other things.)
- We have been told the neighborhood has impromptu block parties a few times a month during the summer. Everyone brings food, and we all eat while the kids play together.
- It is a very religious community, and no sports or schooling events are held on Wednesday nights so that church groups can hold their activities/meetings.
I think I'm really, really going to like living here. Now, I hear a house is going up for sale just around the corner. Who wants to be my neighbor?