How well do you know your neighbors? Up here in Mi Wuk and Sugar Pine we often have part time neighbors. Sometimes we know them, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we never even see them.
Speaking for Russ and myself, we have no permanent full time neighbors but we do know our part time neighbors left and right and to the next right (via the back yard) and across the street and actually several other part timers across the street left and right. And we know lots and lots of full timers and part timers throughout the community because of our affiliation with the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District.
As a ‘good neighbor’ today, why not call a neighbor just to say ‘hi’. Or take some cookies or something thoughtful over to them. Or just walk over and introduce yourself with a smiling HI, I’m “Fred” or “Susie” or whomever. Perhaps you could ask if they’d like you to pick up their mail or run and errand. Now if my part time neighbors were home, I’d be walking over with a few glasses of wine. Well…actually a bottle so we could just sit back, relax and chat for a while. I must admit that we have THE BEST neighbors in any direction and when we leave this wonderful community we’re going to miss them big time. But that’s another blog post.