Thank you, Neighbors!

After we left town last week, I realized I had forgotten to leave a note for our mail person to hold our mail.

So, I did what anyone who has great neighbors would do — I called and left a message for our very own wonderful neighbors, Belinda and Mike.  I asked them to put a note in their mail box telling the carrier what days we would be out of town.

Of course they did just as I requested — so when we got back, a bundle of mail, with their note on top, was waiting in our box.

You should all be so lucky to have such great neighbors.  Our house may have an assessed value, but neighbors like these are priceless.

Thank you Belinda and Mike, for not only this but all the newspapers you have put up by the door when the carriers haven’t gotten the message, and the many other ways you add to our lives.

10 Responses to Thank you, Neighbors!

  1. Hilary says:

    I have great neighbours too. Very comforting, isn’t it?

  2. Sandra says:

    “Comforting” – a good word for it. Yes, it is — we know they are always there for us.

  3. C. Beth says:

    It’s also pretty awesome that you don’t have to go to the post office or fill out some official form to have your mail held. I think that a mail carrier who responds to a simple note is a carrier you’ll want to keep around! 🙂

  4. Linda says:

    I thought about that, too, C. Beth. And the note wasn’t even from the people wanting their mail held. It was from a neighbor. I think Sandra’s mail carrier must be as personable as her dry-cleaning guy.

  5. Sandra says:

    Beth — I’ve always done it this way. Maybe my carriers haven’t minded because I make sure my note includes all the info they need. We have been very fortunate in the mail carriers we’ve had over the years, including Traci who I think has been our carrier the whole 7 years we’ve lived here.

    Linda — Actually she is not nearly as outgoing as “Bob”. She will smile or give me a wave if I see her, but other than the one time she had to bring a really big box to the door and while she was there, she told me she had gone to grade school with DD, she is all about business and not into chitchat. But she IS like “Bob” in that she cares about her customers.

  6. Chrissy Witt says:

    ahhh, gotta love good neighbors!! That’s the only part I miss about not having neighbors, the good ones!!

  7. carlahoag says:

    You’re right. Good neighbors are priceless. Ours feed our pets for us when we’re gone and generally keep an eye on the place. Here in tornado alley, we also let each other know about storm warnings and help each other with the occasional straying horse or donkey.

  8. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — I understand exactly — that’s one of the few downsides of not living in a neighborhood, isn’t it.

    btw, were your ears burning a few days ago? After you left your wonderful comment on DD’s post about the barn, her and I were talking about that and then the fact that you are the only one of the bloggers we met for dinner in Merrillville three years ago with whom we’re still in contact. Thanks so much for truly being a friend to both of us, especially since I know how busy you must be with your REAL life. 🙂

    Carla — Yes, I know our good neighbors would round up our donkey too, if the need arose. 🙂

  9. Sandra and DD, I just connected with both of you that night! Both you and DD made a huge impact, your relationship to each other and then your realness that night and then your blogs back you both up completely! I feel like I have known you and your family all my life! Sometimes I feel as though your blogging about whats on my mind, but most of the time I can’t wait to find out what I am going to learn from you that day and my connection with DD is the same, but even more it’s that I can’t wait to see what she will succeed at next, what mountain she’ll climb and conquer next! I can’t wait to read both of you each day! I was so concerned for DD in those months she didn’t blog and when she did, I was so proud of her for coming through! Gosh I could go on and on! I just love the connection I felt with you two that night and watching the conversation and the relationship that evening, it made a huge impact on me! Wow, guess I could have wrote a blog on this tonite! But to make a short story long: You and DD and your relationship, both of you individually and together made a difference for me in one night and one that continues to draw me in! Sorry ladies, I’m here to stay, as long as you allow me too!

  10. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — I certainly HOPE you won’t go away — your friendship is a great blessing DD and I have received from blogging!

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