October 04, 2004

All Things New

This week we have gotten new neighbours and a new dryer.

The former were a bit of a surprise. We had no idea the old neighbours were moving. Saturday there was a van out front and before we knew it, they were gone. It's not like we really knew them. We knew the woman's name because she put a note through the door one time when she found Bubby in her garden and returned her to her hutch. We knew her son's name from hearing her call him. We never knew the man's name. I always called him Hop-along because he is an above-the-knee amputee and doesn't wear a prosthesis.

By Saturday night, the new folks were moved in. They are an older couple from South Wales. And no sooner had they moved in, than they started digging a pond in the back garden. Since the fence between our properties is only about as tall as Aidan, this has immediately put an end to his unsupervised play in our back garden. From our patio, he could easily climb across. The new man told Mrs H that he would put a trellis on the top of the fence to keep Aidie from getting across, but we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Tonight I picked up our new dryer. We had been needing one for a long time. Our old dryer was very good at using electricity and not very good at drying clothes. It would take two hours for a moderate-sized load, unless it included towels. Towels could take all day.

With our new dryer, we have gone from an energy efficiency rating of "G" (and that could only have been when it was brand new) to "B". And it actually dries clothes.

Posted by david at October 4, 2004 10:36 PM | TrackBack

We just got new neighbors too....and they play music at all hours...

(What was that about loving our neighbors? That can't possibly mean our *actual* neighbors....can it?)


Posted by: Karl Thienes at October 5, 2004 11:03 PM