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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Long Distance Neighbors


It's been almost 2 months since our neighbors left us. Ugh.

Craig, Shannon, baby Megan and Hunter and Daisy (their dogs) moved to the big city just 30 miles north. It's no longer convenient for me when I need to borrow a cup of sugar or go over to enjoy one of Shannon's awesome chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven. No more gathering against our wall at 10 pm for talks that last way past all of our bedtimes. Keegan doesn't get to play with his friends anymore. Hunter can no longer come over to beg to be let in our back door and steal Keegan's "babies." The guesswork is no more : if Eric is at neighbor-Sam's house or at neighbor-Craig's house. And I've lost a walking partner.

Believe it or not - I miss this craziness ! Craig and Shannon weren't only great neighbors to end up with, they became even greater friends.

With this said, our friends and old neighbors invited us to their new house for dinner. Our neighbor, Sam met us there for old times sake. I have to admit that I am really happy for them as they have purchased a beautiful new home that is about as comforatable and homey as you could ever dream of. They deserve it. It's perfectly suited for them. Also, it is much closer in proximity to their jobs and Craig's family, so it really just made sense.

On top of having a fabulous home, the previous homeowners had left behind an amazing jungle gym for 7 month- old Megan to enjoy. Okay - so she probably isn't squealing with excitement just yet, but Elaina was more than impressed. It had a slide ! Elaina's favorite of all. I'm pretty sure that she would have been content to slide the entire evening.

So, it's not quite like old times since we had to "drive" ourselves home, but we did have a most enjoyable evening with our old friends at their new pad.

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