Sunday, July 15, 2012

Peace and Quiet

 This neighborhood has been quiet and peaceful, if less than friendly, for the better part of my 33 years here.  But neighbors to my west have been making it unpleasant for a few years now.  Things escalated today when a shouting match erupted between them and the neighbors on their other side, and police and animal control were called.  There had been a dog attack incident a couple of weeks ago and emotions are still raw.  But the neighbors on my west are irresponsible pet owners and they have no-one to blame but themselves--especially not the dogs.

I have the uneasy feeling that this is not the end of the feud with hotheads on both sides.  For the first time in 33 years, I think I'd like to sell my house and move away.

Yes unfriendly.  Many of the couples my age who lived here sold to 30-somethings who have plenty of money, toys, no kids, and time to play, but lack consideration for others.  Most of the older people who are still here are Mormons who, if you know Mormons, are only friendly to you if there's some possibility of getting you into the church, but who abandon you if all you want is a friend.  My true friends live some distance from here and wish I would move closer.  But I haven't, because I love my house, my yard, my view.  I never really cared much about the neighbors as long as they didn't interfere with me--at least until now.

It's times like this that I feel lonely and wish I had a companion nearby to understand and co-miserate.  You know, one really nice, like-minded friend to share coffee or a glass of wine at sunset.  *sigh*

5 comments:

troutbirder said...

Not good. Really. We have one really bad and dangerous neighbor but I won't go to that subject now. The rest are small town friendly and Minnesota "nice." Im trying to catch up today as it took over a month to replace our computer which died of a virus. Then I've been doing the Mayo Clinic thing over several medical issues. Things are finally looking up now and for you I'm hoping for the best. Take care Beckieann....

Bekkieann said...

I was glad to see you back online, TB, but sorry to hear of all the trouble you've had. I'll add my hope for the best to yours. Staying positive helps in all cases. Good to hear from you again. You take care as well, TB.

Bee's Blog said...

That is so sad. Neighbours who want to make one move after so long, are not nice. I am so sorry.

I didn't think you blogged here any more so am happy to see you.

Bee's Blog said...

That is so sad. Neighbours who want to make one move after so long, are not nice. I am so sorry.

I didn't think you blogged here any more so am happy to see you.

Bekkieann said...

Hi Bee, thanks for visiting. Yes I still blog here, though I'm mostly talking to myself. It's a place to log milestones and help me keep track of what's going on in my life, which seems to be getting more difficult instead of easier.

I think Facebook gets far more of our attention these days than the blogs. After all, it takes some time and thought to do a blog post. FB requires just seconds. And withing days, our thoughts are buried down the timeline hole.

My response these days is "maybe when I retire" I'll do more of xyz.