I think I mentioned that my elderly neighbor, Sofie, the one that I’ve called my stalker from the day I moved in here because she watches me all the time when I’m outside in the garden or even watches through her living room window, had a minor stroke about three weeks ago?
Well she’s been in the hospital ever since and her family has told us that she won’t be coming back to her house. She’ll hopefully be moving in with one of them, but in the meantime she’s waiting to get into a rehabilitation hospital so that she can learn to walk a little steadier before she goes to one of her children’s homes.
I’m just starting to miss her. Believe me, I feel guilty that I don’t miss her more, but being watched ALL the time was really stressful!
Since she’s been in the hospital her oldest son has been coming around to her house almost daily – more than he did when she was living there! and he’s been working on her basement. Up until a few days ago I had no idea what he was doing down there – renovating? Repairing something? – all I knew what that it was darn noisy and he’d start making noise at about 7 a.m.!
It turns out that her basement was just full of mold! She had an old bed down there – one that I know she slept in sometimes in the summer because the basement was so cool and it was covered in mold all over the bottom of it. Mold also covered what little wood was in the unfinished basement too.
So her son’s been coming over and tearing things out of the basement and then hauling them away in his pickup truck. The basement always seemed kind of empty to me whenever I had the opportunity to go over there, but he’s managed to have things to haul away under his tonneau cover almost each day for the last two weeks. I sure hope he’s not removing things from the house that he shouldn’t be!
So I guess sometime in late spring or early summer we might have a new neighbor in Sofies house. We still don’t know if they’re going to sell the house or if perhaps one of her family members (maybe a grandson or granddaughter) might end up moving in.
All I know is that we’ll have new neighbors on both sides of our house because my Karaoke neighbors finally sold their home in February too. They’ll be moving out April 8th. I didn’t see the new couple that will be moving in, but it sounds like they might be in their early 30’s and it didn’t seem like they have any kids from Chris’ conversation with them when he met them the day they were looking at the house. Hopefully they aren’t as noisy as my old Karaoke neighbors.
Whatever happens with Sofie’s house has me a bit worried. We share our narrow, one car, driveway with her so if someone new moves in and if they have a car (Sofie doesn’t) we’ll have to work out some sharing arrangement I guess. I just hope they are nice and easy to get along with regarding things like that.
Do any of you have to share a driveway with a neighbor? If so, what arrangements have you worked out?