Saturday, March 28, 2015

MEANWHILE HERE IN THE HOOD

I have been watching my neighbors here in The Hood and have discovered a couple of mysteries.


Within my eyesight and in the direct line of vision when I am park gazing, is this house.  A nice man lives there alone with his dog--maybe two dogs.  He seems to have disappeared and no sign of the dog(s) either.  Instead there is now a woman staying there with a car which has an out of state license.  She comes and goes at strange hours--with no seeming pattern.  All traces of the man are gone--his vehicle--his dogs and him.   When the woman comes and goes, she quickly moves in and out of the house--never stopping or pausing as if she does not welcome conversation.  What could have happened to the man?  Has he met foul play?  Why would his dog(s) disappear too?  


Across the street there is this house hidden behind the tall bushes.  With blinds always shut, the couple moves in and out of the door quickly, never pausing for conversation. I have never seen them say a word to one another-always silent as they stealthily move in and out. They also have disappeared for at least three weeks and their two cars are gone as well.  I spotted each of them coming by recently at two different times and both of them in a different car.  The lawn man has been by and mowed, and the lawn cart was put out and drug back..  When she came by, she quickly darted in and darted back out again with a bag which would hold a long formal dress-such as a wedding dress.  During his quick visit, I noticed he had grown a beard--as if in disguise?  No sign of life now for days.  Where have they gone--what has happened over there?  Are they secret agents--who are away on assignment?  

STRANGE Happenings--here in the hood!!!

To be honest--some of what I said is true.  A lot of it is my over active imagination and curiosity working overtime.  The man is gone--probably the woman is house sitting.  She has on medical scrubs so she probably is working shift work in the hospital district right by the hood.  Oh and the couple across the street, they seem to enjoy their privacy, but I have met the man.  He is extremely shy.  They obviously are not far--and quite frankly if they thought I needed to know, I am quite certain they would have shared where they are with me.

Perhaps equally as bad as navel gazing is neighbor watching!  A clear indication I need to GET A LIFE!  

Other than the mysteries or lack thereof, all is quiet in the hood.  The good weather has encouraged the theft of anything not nailed down and the emails are flying about that and the lost dogs.  One suggestion was to glue down anything you did not want stolen.  That could lead to problems if you enjoy re-arranging as much as I do.  The park is full every sunny day and the ball teams are practicing every evening.  Spring is quite lovely---here in the hood!


11 comments:

  1. No, that is normal, Lulu. We do the same thing. Lately, here, there has been like upwards of 10 or so teenagers standing around across the street and into the street, the yellow house across the street, he sells drugs, known fact! (no speculation there, KNOWN) and those boys, we seen them going in and out of our neighbors Tom and Nancy's backyard, Tom and his wife are out of town -their son in law passed away--those boys have no reason to be in their backyard--ANYWAYS ---you don't need to get a life, there needs to be more people who look out for their neighbors or such. I don't think you have an over imagination, I think it is perfectly normal to wonder about ones neighbors....unfort. in this day and time, you have to be. Just saying....

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    1. Watching & being aware is one thing, Linda, but it may be over the top when I begin to create the story line!!
      Happy Weekend, Friend!

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  2. You seem to be pretty dog gone good at creating story lines..... Cool

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    1. Good story line, beats delusional hands down. Then you can pick reality.... Very crafty...

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  3. Yep, I hear ya ... time to find something fascinating to occupy your time with!

    ;-}

    May your weekend be filled with people-watching and good interaction with same!

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  4. My neighbour parks his car opposite my drive making it difficult for me to get out. He is considerate that way.

    Thanx for visiting my Blog again. We missed you.

    God bless.

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    1. Only us "City Dwellers" get what you are saying, Victor! I have missed you wit and glad to be once again enjoying it, Victor!
      Bless You, Friend!

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  5. 1. Keen Powers of Observation +
    2. Superior Intellect =
    3. Active Imagination or Great Detective Work

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    1. I have become the Gladys Kravitz of the current generation, Ronny!

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