I walk in our neighborhood a lot. I have some friends on our street and I know a few of the immediate neighbors, but not a lot. We have 2 empty lots on one side of us and there are no houses across the street.
But I know who lives in a lot of the houses on my walking route.
There is the family with the 2 little boys who never come out.
There is the new house with the flagpole and the guy who's wife only lets him smoke outside. We think he is a mailman.
There is the couple who are always washing their cars.
And the young blonde couple with the dog that they walk twice a day. (I wonder if they will have a baby? I am always looking for a baby bump on her)
There is the sorority house.
And the white house (we just call it the white house and never mention the hundreds of lawn ornaments, junk cars and well- just junk that clutters the yard)
There is the guy who hangs out in his garage at night with his purple neon lights.
And the skateboard gang that meets on the corner.
Then there is the family with the really crazy prairie grass exhibit :) Hi Jamie!
I could go on. Noah thinks I am crazy.
How do you distinguish your neighbors? Do you know them all by name, or do you refer to them by their idiosyncrasies?