We really do love our neighbors. These people will go out of their way to help each other, we have parties and BBQ's in the summer, they give us home baked treats not only when we moved in but also for holidays or just because they made extra. They shovel our walk if we're not home.. one lets us use his snowblower all season (this has been awesome especially considering the amount of snow we've had this winter and last).
My good friend Carrie is the reason we bought our house.. she and I met through our children and she let me know about this house going on the market immediately. She helped me remove about 1,000,000 staples and tacks from the second floor when we ripped up the carpet.. Her husband helped us move.. as in actually packed things for us and trucked it over here. (That is big.. helping people move is not something most people volunteer to do!) She and her husband are from Charleston and moved here due to his job.... which is now relocating back to Charleston.. We are going to miss them so much... We are happy that they will now be closer to their family... but really it is not going to be the same around here without them. Our children were going to be in the same grade... They walk past our house every evening when the weather is nice and often stop to hang out on the porch for a drink or just to chat... Totally bummed..
The only positives in this are