Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thank You Very Much Thursday: Awesome Neighbor

Ok, so just maybe my blog can start to take some shape.
Like a bad poop, it's just been all over the place.

Dear Awesome Neighbor,

Thank you so much for continuing to allow us to enjoy the same Christmas lights that we first saw on your house when we purchased in August, SEVEN years ago. We were eager to have someone so ready and passionate for the holidays to call neighbor. It is OK that all the paint has chipped off the old school giant bulbs. There are still a few chips of color on each remaining unbroken one. So we can know what color they used to be when they lit up. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks again for caring so much about your home and our neighborhood. You make a huge difference.

I don’t know what I might feel if I were to wake one day to find those strings of lights gone from the nails..... from which some of them still dangle. It would also be boring to see our fence (OURS!)  without the presence of your leaning metal door from some extinct business. My favorite part about that door is the placard stating: This door shall remain unlocked during all business hours. I don’t have much time to read. So, it is comforting to know that each day I will at least get to read that from my kitchen window.

Sorry for the brief note of thanks. I do so appreciate your   generous provision of material for this endeavor. I will pick up where I left off next week for more Thank You Very Much Thursday with KMama. 

Up Yours,


  1. Sounds like you have the sort of neighbor we all wish we could have ;)

    Neighbors like that almost makes HOA's a good thing.

  2. Gotta love neighbors like that!!! Are those BLIMKING colored lights????

  3. I think I should go next door and kiss my neighbors on the lips after reading that. Of course if I did they'd probably have a colorful blog entry to write about me.

  4. Nice post,
    I grew up in the country and didn't have to deal with neighbors much...however, I understand exactly what you mean.
    Thanks for the laugh.

  5. THIS is awesome! Could you make it into a weekly feature? Please?!

    p.s. I also believe Jimmy Fallon stole this idea on his show last Friday. His show is not as funny as when he was on SNL BUT he did a skit last Friday in which he wrote "thank you cards" to people in exactly this fashion. And it was the funniest bit on his show that I have seen so far.

  6. my "goal" (giant air quotes) is to do this weekly, along with the post it notes.
    thanks lin
    this might just be a one hit wonder though

  7. So lucky to not have next door neighbors. Our closest neighbors are crazy so that would definitely be scary. And since they're naked alot, it would be gross too.

    Loved the sarcasm. Especially about providing daily reading material! Awesome!


  8. I had a neighbor like that. Had an old toilet next to the house too...

  9. Love the neighbours!!
    How awesome is that.
    Mine are similar, I just LOVE them and their stupid barking dog!!

    Great post!

  10. You're so lucky!!!

    I'm pretty sure one of my neighbors is a serial killer though.

  11. C'MON! Did you really have to call me out like that? I thought you liked my Christmas lights. :)


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