Saturday, July 16, 2011

Life in a Retirement Community

Hubs and I have joked since we bought our house that we live in a retirement community. Seriously. We're the youngest in our neighborhood by a solid 30 years.

A few Sunday mornings ago I woke up WAY too early and moved to the couch to read / try to go back to sleep for another hour or so. About ten minutes later (at 6:50 am), someone knocked on the door. I didn't really know what to do, so I just stayed really still to see what would happen. When the doorbell rang, I ran to the back to get Hubs (in case it was a burglar ... ringing the doorbell).

Hubs (who is not a morning person) got up and answered the door. One of our neighbor ladies was standing on the front porch with a hoe in hand. Apparently she was walking her dog and it was pooping in our yard when she noticed one of our "pet" rubber snakes. (Side note: Something was eating all of our flowers. Hubs researched and found out that rubber snacks in the flower beds will scare away critters and preserve the flowers.) So she ran home to get a hoe to kill it. When she got back she thought it looked fake (see the picture ... I don't think we have these kinds of vipers anywhere in the US ... except maybe the zoo!) but she wanted to make sure so she rang the doorbell. I don't think it ever occurred to her that we might not already be awake!

Such is the life of a newlywed couple living in a retirement community!

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