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homefish 05-31-2009 07:26 PM

New neighbors
Some new renters just moved in next door.

How long should I give them to settle before I introduce myself?

inspectorD 06-01-2009 02:16 PM

The sooner you introduce yourself and help someone out...the better.:trophy:

ct67_72 06-02-2009 07:03 PM

I agree. the sooner the better.

jimmy50 06-02-2009 08:22 PM

I would think they would be happy for someone to say hello and welcome. Just don't overdue it and hang around to long or to much.

dakuda 06-05-2009 08:11 AM

Hopefully you have talked to them buy now. A simple introduction can be pretty short.

midunno 06-25-2009 01:35 PM

i always thought you were supposta help pack the old one.. an offer to help unpack the new one.... go on an say hi at least! :)

homefish 07-03-2009 01:38 PM

I just had some new neighors move in on the OTHER side now. The perils of being surrounded by renters. Both groups seem pretty good this time around.

BantyMom 08-05-2009 11:28 PM

I've always appreciated it when the people living there come by to say "hi" and offer to lend me a hand if I need it. It helps me feel safe.

kwmainer 08-20-2009 01:35 PM

Apple pie anyone??
um... howabout...

Bring em over a nice, warm apple pie... straight from the oven. Wear oven mitts. Smile big.

Works great.... !

Be sure to follow up the contact with cheery waves as you drive by or similar things.

My husband will periodically mow a neighbor's yard if he knows they're new or involved with something. Then he stands around with them and jabbers if they're home.

We have some seriously nice avocado trees, so we take fresh fruit around in season. Or I'll make some christmas cookies, put em in nice tins... hand em out. We've had neighbors give or share with us their sausages from smokers, oranges and grapefruits from trees, starfruit, trash barrels, even concrete mixers!

Our neighbors have been there for us when we've needed em... you make good neighbors by being good neighbors - that's what me Gram always said!

spec_j 09-11-2009 02:15 AM

did you ever say hello?

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