Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Life on an Even Keel...

Happy Tuesday Morning everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful start to the new week!!!

I worked, went tanning (ahhhhhh...) and then went home for dinner.  After dinner I made a necklace to mail out today (an order from My Etsy Shop) and then got lots and lots of beautiful sleep.

Nothing exciting at all. Sometimes that is the best feeling! Serenity!!! No drama, no craziness, just "even keel" life...serenity...




I have to say, I LOVE my neighbors (on my floor) right now! I live in a condo and your neighbors are SO very important in that living arrangement!

The four units on the second floor are "second floor strong"! We attend all of the condo board meetings and are all very involved on voting for the rules, etc. Everyone else (four units on the top floor and four units in the basement) just seem to not care.

One neighbor is a single woman in the same situation as myself; she lives alone too. Another is a single mom raising her son (he is 11 now) and the other is a couple that has downsized since their children grew up and moved out.

We all think alike and support each other and that is really a great situation!

If I need help moving heavy furniture or anything else that comes up; I know I can always knock on doors until I find someone home to help me...it is a wonderful living situation right now.

I have had horrible neighbors in the past so I really hope we all stay put, for a while at least - it is like Condo Nirvana right now! HA HA!

Anyone else have neighbors that make it a great place to live? What about stressful place to live? How was your Monday?

36 comments:

  1. It’s good to have neighbors you can rely on.

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    1. It really is - it makes all the difference in the world - specially if you live alone and your family members are all HOURS away! HA! Have a great night - HUGS!

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  2. No fuss or drama in life is definitely good! Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I hope you have a great week also!

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  3. We have good neighbors right now, but we did have one neighbor that would throw their dog outside when the went to work in the morning and that dog would bark all. day. long. ALL. DAY. LONG. They were right behind us. It was awful and they didn't care. They moved after many years and we had a very quiet party when they left.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, Ann. ♥

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    1. I totally get that Sandee! That is exactly what I mean - I am so happy it was resolved and you made me chuckle with the "very quiet party"!! HA HA! Have a fantastic day!

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  4. Hi Ann...thanks for stopping by Nanaland!! I can identify with your condo blues. We downsized to a town house and so far we have had great neighbors. I hope it remains that way!!

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    1. Good neighbors are a must for downsized quarters! HA! I am so happy you got lucky too - it can be a struggle if not! Enjoy your townhouse! Have a great week!

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  5. Oh I am a follower of your blog now too!! I hate to say it but my only knowledge of Pittsburg is from the tv show, Dance Moms. I still follow Chloe Lukasiak on Instagram!:)

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    1. I loved that show Dance Moms! HA! It is a beautiful city and as you know from that show, we have all kinds of people just like anywhere else! HA! I love Chloe from the show too!!! Hugs

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  6. Our neighbors are wonderful. We all have our own houses, but we couldn't be in a better neighborhood. It does make all the difference!!

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    1. That's exactly it! Even if you are in house; it is nice to have neighbors to look out for that will look out for you in return! Never even thought of it that way Terri! HA

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  7. I have had fabulous neighbors and then I've had so-so neighbors. Right now so-so. I live in a townhome so we are on top of each other in a way. Side by side so thoughtfulness is great and so are kind neighbors. We miss those old neighbors. While these people are okay they are just that. Sad isn't it? I'm glad you appreciate what you've got. It's great Ann! Good for you, your deserve it.

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    1. I know the feeling - we dealt with so so for a long time and now have definitely hit the jackpot with fabulous! Hopefully soon you will have NEW neighbors and get back to fabulous - it makes all the difference!

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  8. I am a person who likes my privacy, but you are right in that having neighbors as you age is essential to a safe and happy life. When you also have neighbors that are in sync with your philosphy of life, you have it made.

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    1. Very, very true!!! Have a fantastic day - hugs!

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  9. Your day sounds like mine. Work, tan and complete etsy orders. haha. I live in a close knit neighborhood. We all look out for each other and even have our own Facebook group to report news. You are right, good neighbors are important.
    Lisa

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    1. Agreed Lisa! We have talked about the facebook thing but none of us have taken the time to set it up so we just group text each other! Same difference I guess. Have a great day!

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  10. We lived in a Duplex in the beginning of our marriage and had great neighbors. It does make a big difference :) Thanks for stopping by today!

    Colletta

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    1. Oh yes; a duplex is close quarters too! I have heard horror stories from friends with shared porches and driveways! HA! Have a great day Colletta!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I strive for serenity, but it's a fleeting thing.

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    1. It definitely is Kathy! That is why I love it instead of saying "I'm bored" - LOL! It so rarely comes but when it does - I savor it! HA! Have a fantastic day!

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  12. It's always nice to have good neighbors. I have a very quiet neighborhood. Everyone pretty much keeps to themselves. So different from what I grew up with.

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    1. Right Ann?!?!? I think that is the case with a lot of neighborhoods now. Where I grew up; all the families on the block were friends and the parents and kids all hung out together...sadly not anymore :-( Have a great day! Hugs

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  13. Hello,
    Having good neighbors is key! I am glad you a good network.

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    1. Thank you Carla - me too! Good neighbors are the best - or EVEN BETTER - bad neighbors are the worst! HA HA! Have a great day!

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  14. always great to have new neighbours! I am now following along

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    1. Thanks for following Christine! I love making new friends! I hope you have a fantastic week! Can't wait to get to know you better! Hugs

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  15. Your building sounds interesting. It is good to have good neighbors. We've lived in the same neighborhood for almost 40 years and are a couple of the original owners. When we moved here, everyone owned their homes, but now the majority of the homes in our development are rentals. It makes for a different kind of neighborhood.

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    1. Oh yes, it definitely does. We have that same situation in the condo too. Not everyone is like this but normally, if someone is renting, they do not take as much care as the owners do. This is very evident with cigarette butts in our grass and people throwing trash outside of the dumpster...sadly. Have a great week!!!

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  16. How great that you have such a good bunch of neighbors! Ya never know what you're gonna get.

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    1. Exactly Abby! Now I just have to make sure no one moves!!! HA HA! Have a fantastic week! Hugs

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  17. Tanning sounds amazing right now.. I'm so ready for spring and summer! I love, love, love the stuff in your Etsy shop!! Gorgeous pieces!

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    1. Thank you Kaz! That is a wonderful compliment! It is really fun to make custom pieces for customers! Have a great evening!

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