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My Neighbors Must Really Care About Me...

I have such nice neighbors !  I moved into my home about four years ago.  I was one of first ones to move into the neighborhood... and have enjoyed living here.

I live in the greater Fort Worth area.  As the first four years have gone by... the trees and shrubs in the neighborhood have gradually grown to where my neighborhood no longer looks like the landscaping has just been planted.  That's kind of nice.  It looks quite homey... and I must admit... it is a very nice, very friendly neighborhood.

                  

So... what is this thing I speak of as far as knowing my neighbors really care about me.  Well... they know I am somewhat "older"... LOL... and that I live by myself with my faithful guard-cat Mollie T. Cat.

Now... I do not know this for a fact... but I noticed the above sight a few days ago... and I can only guess what it means.

Without my knowledge... I find myself thinking that they have placed me on some sort of Dating/Matchmaker Website for "Golden Agers."  I am guessing that the very first "date" they have landed for me... is this "older gentleman" pictured above.  Not quite sure what to make of it all... this fellow seems to have some very strange facial hair growing on his chin.  Perhaps the hat he is wearing is to guard him from the sunlight.

I went over and chatted with the neighbors when I saw the empty seat when I got home.  It was then that my suspicions were confirmed. 

They sprung their "happy news" on me.  They were all excited about trying to get me all matched up for the up-coming New Years Block Party.  They seemed all enthused.  I tried to smile... but could only manage a weakly-pitiful crinkled semi-grin.  I hope they didn't notice... I wouldn't want to hurt their feelings.

But... how nice of them to try and get me a date.  I will have to go over tomorrow afternoon and introduce myself to this "gentleman"... but I am not sure this will grow into a relationship for the ages.

Such nice neighbors.  Maybe I can talk them into cutting the grass for me, too.  :)

Comment balloon 27 commentsKaren Anne Stone • October 01 2008 02:06AM

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Awhh that is so sweet Karen Ann - who knows maybe you can get 'him' to mow your lawn? :-) I've been single again for 5 weeks - fortunately no one has started matchmaking yet! Its nice to know they care though!

Posted by Liz Moras, Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford (Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake) over 9 years ago

You have the right idea...get them to take care of your yard!  As for the older gentleman, I'd suggest looking elsewhere.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (KW Island Living) over 9 years ago

Karen - don't dump the guy just yet, hard guys are hard to come by. I'm thinking he might be able to mow the lawn and do a little keep-up and a honey-do list!!  The golden question is however, does he have a job? LOL

Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) over 9 years ago

good company and good friends often make us a happier lady - my mother married her neighbor across the street - :)

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Liz:  I will try him out on mowing the grass first.  I am not sure this is the right "match" for me.  Something is just not quite right... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Richard:  I think you may be right.  Somehow... it does not seem to be a very good match for me... although I just love my neighbors for thinking of me.  What nice folks !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Candace:  Although I think him having a job would be of primary importance... I would be curious to see just how he and Mollie T. would get along.  The "honey-do" list would be a definite plus... although I am not sure I would be very compliant with HIS "honey-please-do" list... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Thesa:  Ahhh yes.  Good company and good friends.  Well... we shall see.  But... I am so thrilled for your Mother.  How really sweet and fortunate for her.  How close do you live to your Mother ?  Is she up in La Pine in Central Oregon with you ?

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Cute post and good to have friends - and better for them to be neighbors.

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Norma:  Thanks for your kind words.  Yes... it's always nice to have friends... and if they are also neighbors... so much the better.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Awwww!   What wonderful neighbors!   Their actions speak loudly of you my dear.  You must be an awesome neighbor to have them care so much!

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 9 years ago

Maybe he cooks and cleans? I think it's great that you have neighbors that you interact with. In this day and age people can be so guarded.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Karen Anne- How sweet. Doesn't look like he is a too motivated individual though. You may end up waiting on him hand and foot. LOL. But it does sound like you chose a great neighborhood to call home

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 9 years ago

I happen to think he's quite handsome!  Perhaps a bit unrefined, but still quite hot!

Do you know for a fact that he's single?  You don't want to be caught up in one of those "triangle" deals.  And you may want to give him a little 'advice' in the fashion departnent,  He seens rather casual - almost to excess.

Glad your neighbors are such good folks.  That way I don't have to worry as much about you.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 9 years ago

I love it when people try to set you up.  Maybe he won't be too bad.  You may actually like him.  Weirder things have happened.

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, -www.swainsells.com- Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Karen Anne:  He obviously cares about the environment, what with the recycled clothes and all.  And is a wter conservationist too...as he chooses not to shower.  As for mowing the lawn, I think an accident there could prove catastrophic.  As for your neighbors, it's great that they are thinking about you and doing nice things for you.  Heck, it's nice that you know your neighbors.  Too rare around here.  That's why I got involved in my HOA.  I'm the oddball that likes to talk to my neighbors. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 9 years ago

Karen Anne - wonderful neighbors are blessing. When we moved in our first house at the same street whe we live now - the first visit was from my sweet neighbor Jean who brought us a basket of home made cookies, welcome neighbors note and some food. That was sweet and thoughtfu!

Ten years ago we used to have the street parties every year - these days are gone. Why?!! I wish your new fella will behave!

Posted by Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution) over 9 years ago

Karen Anne, I don't think this guy has enough energy to keep up with you!  It's always nice to have friends and neighbors looking out for you and I'm sure they feel the same way about you.  While you're at it having them cut your grass - see if they're willing to help up with errands too - will free up lots of your time.  The one good thing about your new guy - he'll just sit there and listen to anything you say without disagreeing - guess I always try to look for the positive in a situation.  Thanks for visiting my blog subscribing and associating with me - it's very much appreciated and I hope you will visit often. ~ Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals) over 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne... I agree, he's not your type.  Kinda like me and the Wells Fargo Loss Mitigation Supervisor that folks seem to want me to date... he's too tall for you! ;)

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Aw! Mixed emotions?  I think it's sweet (when it isn't happening to me) that people are fond enough of you to try and "hook" you up.  Enjoy.

Posted by LS Rogers Realty (LS Rogers Realty) over 9 years ago

Oh and here I thought he was a 'surrogate'..;-) As long as he's had the 'brain' upgrade....

Posted by Liz Moras, Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford (Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake) over 9 years ago

Now, Karen Anne!  Gentlemen friends are nice to have at any age - even in our dotage, although I'm not quite there yet.  

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Good news is I don't think this gentleman will talk back you, but I'm guessing while on your date, your lawn won't be taken care of.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 9 years ago

I've heard to be careful of any man that exposes chest hair!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 9 years ago

I am afraid you might find this potential "date" has straw for brains - maybe you could send him to see the Wizard first. LOL

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Very interesting...I think if he is all my neighbors could come up with I would stick to meeting men on my own. 

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