Meeting the Neighbors

I live in a small housing community where houses are stacked up right next to one another. You often don't get to know your neighbors as people park and enter their homes through their garages. We might say hello as we walk our dogs or get our mail, but most people keep to themselves. Today as I was working from home I heard a lot of commotion in our yard. As I looked out my window I could see a soccer ball and two faces peering over our fence. I of course went outside and handed the ball to my neighbor and his young son. We had a small chat and talked about the challenges of being home with kids and also working remotely. I mentioned that the food they have been cooking lately has smelled amazing- obviously no invite for dinner, but maybe after all this is over. It is nice to be able to get to know neighbors you would have otherwise never met.

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