My neighbors moved and didn’t bother to tell anyone they were planning on it. I feel like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, “People disappear so quickly around here.”
In our cul-de-sac we try to watch out for each other. Ann and her husband used to be friendly then they had family issues and she ceased most all communication with everyone. I saw the Uhaul on Friday and watched her husband load it and drive away. Surprisingly, she did answer my text. They moved to McGill, Nevada about 4 hours away and bought a house. This gives me hope for an affordable place in the future…but not there. Being alone, I don’t think I would like a small town. Anyway, our cul-de-sac is now at 4 families with 3 empty places. It’s quiet and a bit sad.
I’m not sure how to end this except not all your neighbors are your friends, or you never really know people the way you think. There is some lesson here somewhere but my Monday brain isn’t getting it.