Monday, May 14, 2012
Meet The New NEIGHbors
Perhaps an update is in order. We bought a new house and moved in a couple weeks ago. It's a far cry from South Florida and even farther from Howard and the Nazi Homeowners' Association. We've got a nice big yard at the end of a cul-de-sac, with only one other house and acres of vacant land on either side of us. And where we had a freeway in our backyard in Florida, in Michigan we back up to a horse farm.
Well, apparently someone left the horse gate open yesterday, because I looked into my backyard and there were the new neighbors, Dazzle and Diesel, munching my grass. Not what I was expecting but boy it was exciting. We met there owner too, who also has four other horses, including Secretariat's grandson. She promised to teach me to ride. She also showed me how to lead them home in case it ever happens again, which it did today when Dazzle came by for an encore.
Even more exciting, for this blog, is that I seem to have moved into the middle of a neighborhood feud. This is a great relief after leaving Howard and the hillbillies in Florida. Seems the horse lady rode a few feet onto the grass of the other house on the cul-de-sac one time and set off a chain reaction of phone calls to the police, registered letters and angry accusations.
Now, both sets of neighbors seem nice to me, but then, I've never lived anywhere without wacky neighbors, so what should I expect? Hopefully it makes good fodder and keeps me blogging a bit more regularly.