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    wayoutinthestix, welso, jayden, estreya

    on the weather news this morning not only was Denver getting hit, but that parts of Texas would experience the same weather system!  So I guess you're getting the temp drops.

    crazy weather.

    ha.  I was talking to my next door neighbor asking if they were out on Saturday this past weekend because their next door neighbor had the radio BLASTING from 10AM to about 5:30PM.  It was bugging me out because I totally did not want to be outside listening to some stupid radio station and all it's dumbass commercials.  I could hear every single word in my yard - even if I was in the back garden with the garage as a buffer!

    my next door neighbor said that those people have outdoor speakers installed attached to the house, and yah - they were home, but they stayed inside (we joked about the soundproof bunker in the basement they had to build to get away from the noise these neighbors make!!)

    Gah!!!

    But while we were chatting, my neighbor who is a bit of a neat freak, decided it would be a great time to use the cordless polesaw I recently purchased and to trim some branches of trees that are on both sides of the fence.

    These were branches we both could see were dead.

    So with his help, got some branches trimmed from a dogwood on my side of the fence, and he was able to trim some mulberry branches from the tree on his side of the fence.  Now there's a little more sun peeking through these trees, which is nice. :)

    And to think, when these folks first moved in, they had no clue what to do with the yard, so they were ripping stuff out left and right.  Now, they always ask for gardening advice!  :D

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:06:44 PM PDT

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      Does it get any better than that?  Sadly, it almost feels like a throwback to another time!  Maybe i'm unique in my little bubble of isolation, but somehow, i think "being neighborly" is somewhat of a dying art.

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        I have to admit, when they first moved in, I was really upset at what they were doing to the yard!!  You gotta remember, I grew up running through this yard without restraint!  My first friend (same age) lived in the now noisy neighbor's house... so I used to run through the yard to her house... of course no one had fences.

        So when my next door neighbors moved in, they proceeded to rip out all the old roses, iris, peonies, so many beautiful perennials that the woman who previously lived there planted.  She planted to attract birds since she was also a bird watcher.

        All I can say is that as time passed, they simply... well, grew into their home.  With kids, they planted stuff like kids would do in school.  And then they started asking for advice... where I bought plants, what lawn service I used, etc.  And then they started to realize that the trees they cut down really did do something, like provided some natural cooling in the summer and saved on energy.  They stopped trying to rip out the old lilac when they realized how good it smelled in the spring.

        They're the sort of folks that give me hope that people can change!  :D  

        So I guess I have to feel lucky to have good next door neighbors.  :)  One always good thing is that I have stay-at-home moms on each side... so to some extent, makes me feel better during the day when I'm at work and I don't have to worry about weird criminal behavior while not at home (like robberies and break-ins).  Too much activity on the block.

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:40:02 PM PDT

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