Our new neighbors haven’t moved in yet but they’re sure making a lot of noise!
I guess we first saw them about two weeks ago or so and since that time they’ve been to their new house only four or five times. It seems like they’re cleaning up the interior of the house and doing some painting before they move in.
I still have no idea when they might move in or what the heck they are doing in the virtually empty house that makes so much noise. We keep hearing hammering and pounding noises from the basement. The odd thing is that unless we missed it they haven’t brought in any supplies other than a few items that could easily be carried by hand … so we don’t know what they are up to basement wise … maybe they’re getting ready to make the basement into a spare room or a rec room. Yet .. no drywall or anything else like that has come in. Odd.
They’re here this evening doing something. It seems they found the little storage area that our old neighbor had under the front porch. A friend or relative of theirs was busy pulling everything out of the small storage area and piled it on their front lawn.
He then drove by the house three times with a van – once attempting to back in to the driveway. Finally on his last round he drove into the driveway front first. I was getting a little worried about his driving if he had to drive around so much to aim the van at the driveway. LOL
He’s piling all the stuff that they found in the small storage area into the van. I guess they’re going to throw most of it out, Hmmm maybe I should hall out some of my old fitness equipment and ask him to take it away for me?
We’ve tried to talk to the new neighbors a few times when we’ve seen them. So far they seem to be friendly enough – but not overly friendly. My husband is very friendly and talkative … I wonder if that’s put them off a bit?
The last time we saw them we brought up the idea of sharing the driveway. As in they’d get to use it for a month and then we’d use it the next month and so on. The guy said “you guys don’t drive you car very much do you?” and we said “no .. it parked most of the time”, Then he suggested that we just pull our car up as far as we could into the driveway and that way we both could use the driveway.
Uh … the driveway is only 9 or 10 feet wide. I’m not even sure we could pull our car into the driveway between the two houses without losing at least one side mirror … let alone, how would we get out of the car once it was parked between the houses? And if we could get out of the car the lane way would be totally blocked. It would make it really hard to water the front lawn and garden as we’d have to throw the hose over the car – probably scratching the cars finish.
I guess he thought that since our car isn’t that big and we don’t use it all that much that his idea might work, but I don’t think he thought it through. As I said I if we could get the car in the driveway between the houses I don’t think we’d be able to get out of the car or if we could we’d only be able to open the car door a few inches … I imagine one of the doors would be all scraped after a while.
Oh well, I guess we’ll work something out with them at some point.
Do you share a driveway with your neighbors? If so, how do you work out who gets to use it and when?