We moved into our house in February 2010. We have become friends with a lot of our neighbors and for the most part, really enjoy them. There is one couple in particular who lives two houses down from us that we got along great with. I really enjoyed hanging out with Heather and M really enjoyed spending time and BSing with her husband CJ. These two were also a HUGE help to me while M was deployed. So, needless to say, we grew quite fond of them, and became good friends with them.
As of Monday, they are no longer our neighbors. They bought a house (they were renting the one down the street from us), it's only two roads down, but it feels so far away. I am super happy for them! Don't get me wrong because I am. They have been wanting to buy a house for awhile now. They got a cute, new house with a lot in the back. But I am sad that they are no longer just down the road. We can't look out our window and see they are outside and go hang out with them. I can't send M down to hang out with CJ when he is all wound up. There will have to be some planning involved to hang out with them now. It makes me kind of sad. I really liked them living in that little brown house.
I hate change. I will be the first to admit it, especially big changes, like this one. But I know I need to be happy for them. But I am still a little jealous. Jealous that they get to unpack their house together, we didn't get to. They got to buy a brand new house that didn't need any work to it, we bought a handyman special.
I'm not sure if I'm making any sense. I guess I just wanted to say that I'm really happy for our friends and neighbors, but I'm sad that they have moved away too. Their house looked so sad and alone last night.
Hopefully another young, nice couple (maybe someone with kids) will move into that house next, although they won't be a Heather and CJ).
Happy Wednesday! Hopefully you are all staying dry, we are getting some nasty storms here today. So much for taking the kids outside after dinner. Ah well. Best laid plans.