OMG. O. M. G.
It is finally happening! A miracle!
Our neighbors are MOVING!! Away! From us!
I can't stand our neighbors. There's this... I'm sure I've written about them since, but I'm too lazy to try to find these posts, so you're just going to have to take a trip down memory lane.
A friend of ours who also lives in the neighborhood heard a rumor from a parent at the school she teaches at (where our neighbors kids go to school) that they were moving. This was a couple of months ago, but nothing happened since, so we weren't really sure what was going on. We had noticed an increase in yard sales (getting rid of all their crap?), a bunch of boxes on their front porch (in addition to all the other crap on their porch), etc. Also, he planted a tree in the front yard. This was significant, because usually he buys plants that then sit there, in the ugly pots they came in, for months (or even years) at a time, until they die or otherwise disappear. Actually, they have about 7 rose plants lined in front of their flowerbed that have been there for (and I'm totally not exaggerating here) about TWO YEARS. I don't even know how he keeps them alive. They'd be so very very dead if they were at our house. Those nursery pots don't hold a lot of water. And also, I kind of suck with plants. Okay, really suck. I have many other skills. This is not one of them.
But last night? I came home and the SIGN WAS IN THE YARD. Okay, so all the crap is still in the yard, both front and back. Okay, so they're going to have a hard time selling their home with its FIVE full baths and FIVE tiny bedrooms (we've been in there of course, before they moved in). Who that wants 5 full baths also wants a 3500 sq. ft. home on a small lot? I'm guessing, no one. But anyhow. Either way, they're moving! Hurrah!