But this time for a different daughter. Danielle our oldest has moved to a different rental. She has lived “in town” for a year or so and couldn’t take neighbors and noise any more. She had a sweetheart next door that was a woman with adult children & grandchildren living with her. If the children ventured outside they were called back in by grandma with kind words to the affect of “get your a$$ back in the da&#&#&m house” When we were moving her in, we introduced ourselves and she just looked at us and walked back inside…yanking the kids along. Have I made mention Dani is a counselor in a residential facility for abused children?
Abused children have a look. When you see it, you just know.
Not a friendly family and it did not get any better.
Lets just say she had a few numbers on speed dial.
Growing up with the closest neighbor a field away, you get used to the space, the quiet & privacy. One day she called me and said
”Mom, kids are walking in my front yard!” Turns out they were just playing, a ball would go in her yard and they would go after it. Not hurting a thing….she’s just used to her space. So, to avoid being the cranky lady who fusses at little kids…she moved! Partly for a larger yard. She wants to garden and she only had room for a few tomato’s. Now, she’s on a couple of acres with room for a HUGE garden. Room for her dogs to run & play, a garage….and free reign to make any changes to the property she wants. Johanna, one of my best friends owns the house. Her instructions were very clear “ you can do any thing you want to the place”. And she means it! Did I mention its an old house? after scraping about 20 layers of wall paper we painted. It’s the old style kitchen with the original glass front cabinets, flour bin, ironing board cabinet that has been converted to a spice cabinet. It’s old enough the bath & laundry room were an addition to the original house! Before she moved in Jo remodeled the bathroom, put in new kitchen floor & water heater.
She has a few unwanted house mates though……
his guys about palm sized
This photo was taken after she beat it with a broom about 4 times.
Had no affect what so ever.
She may be rethinking the move!