Four ways you know you’ve found the Best “Single Girl” neighbors

Mar, 31 16 Post by: Amy | Comments Off on Four ways you know you’ve found the Best “Single Girl” neighbors

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 2.52.51 PMReading the article about Holy Grail of neighbors made me think of my own list (Huffington post link below)…
11 years ago when I first bought my own little piece of earth…on my own…I was nervous & scared but ready for the challenge & benefits of home ownership…I didn’t realize I’d get a whole lot more than just a pad…Here is my own list of great neighbor attributes…
1. They look after you & your stuff…
When you are gone, you feel safe that everything is going to be “as it was” because your neighbors are always out and keeping an eye on the “goings on”.
2. They give without expecting pay back…
Several times I’ve needed a shovel, drink, hot dog, cup of something…They always are there and give generously…
3. They accept/”put up with” your crazy…
Maybe I went through a “yard flamingo phase” or maybe just a real bad mood for a couple of years…they don’t judge and are consistent with their kindness…
4. They return things they borrow, in same or better condition…
A true sign of a considerate person is how they respect and take care of your things in your absence, no matter how small or insignificant…Taking a plate of cake over to a neighbor to have it returned cleaned (and sometimes with a treat) promptly says volumes…
Growing up as a family we had great neighbors also, for a checklist for families check out this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-lodder/10-signs-you-have-found-the-holy-grail-of-neighbors_b_9542262.html