We had our first neighborly conversation yesterday. There was a little dog in our driveway so we went out to make sure she wasn't lost and it turned out to be our neighbor's pooch. The neighbor was in his backyard so we went over and said hello.
He invited us in. He has a gorgeous mid-century ranch with a stone fireplace in the living room.
We learned a little bit more about our house and neighborhood. We are only the 3rd owners of our house. The previous owner bought it from Mrs. Greis (the original owner) after she became a widow.
Most of the people on our street are only the second or third owners. And most of the houses were built around the same time by the same people, which explains why they're similar in style for the most part (single story ranches) but with very distinct and different accents and touches.