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Progress, of a sort

Lying in bed and thinking about getting up to do yard work before the sun gets hot like yesterday, our thoughts were interrupted by a loud and long roll of thunder. We sprang out of bed to get as much work accomplished as is possible before the rain began in earnest. While DH mowed, I cleaned up my mess from yesterday's gardening and weeded the vegetables and herb beds.

As we finished up and large drops began to fall, a neighbor stepped out onto her deck and waved. I smiled and waved back. She cupped her hands around her mouth and shouted, "You should have waited!"

I smiled and responded, "Oh, until it rains?"

"You should have waited to mow!" she yelled.

"Right! Until after the rain!" I smiled at her joke.

"You should have waited until an appropriate time! My bedroom window is right there!" She was pointing at a row of windows.

Oops. My smile died. She wasn't joking. "Oh, I am so sorry!"

Of all the neighbors, even though her house is closest, she was the one I was least worried about waking. Since her "fur-covered razor blades" (to borrow a description about dobermans from "True Lies") are let out each morning around 5:30 and bark at everything, I assumed she would be up and about.

As she turned back into her house I was thinking I will apologize again later today and maybe take over a small gift. At least it took us nearly a year this time to offend a neighbor. That's progress - of a sort.

Published Sat, May 12 2012 8:32 AM by Gramz Quilts


# re: Progress, of a sort@ Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:07 PM

I think that's funny. I wonder if she sleeps thru her dogs barking at everything at 5:30 in the morning? And just complains when neighbors make noise. Some neighbors are like that...I've had my share of them.

by Linda

# re: Progress, of a sort@ Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:34 AM

Awkwardness, but no worries about the current neighbor. Someday I will share about the worst neighbor we ever had. THAT was an experience!