So we have these wonderful neighbors that live right next door to us. With windows open, I can hear the jingling of their dog's tags, see the birds feasting at their feeders, and I always have a general idea of whether or not they are home. I can see their cars from our windows, and to tell you the truth, I always find great comfort in knowing that someone is home. I trust them and feel safer knowing they are right next door, especially when it's just the boys and I during the day. Today, we noticed both their cars were in the driveway. They are outdoor people...if the sun's shining, they're generally outside working in their yard, playing with their dog, or just enjoying the day from their deck. But today, despite the nice weather, they appeared to be home but inside.
I know this seems like an odd post, but all of this is to say that I have the world's most active imagination. I am having visions of horrible things going on...that they're trapped under something heavy and need assistance, that they are both ill and in need of medical help but can't get to the phone, etc. etc. and on and on....
So I called them. From just feet away. Instead of bothering them and knocking on the door to make sure they were okay, I simply called to say that I noticed both cars were there but it's been very quiet, and are you okay and do you need anything???? No answer. Again, vivid imagination running wild.
I really don't want them to think I'm a crazy lunatic stalker neighbor, always looking out my windows, wondering what they are up to. Because I'm not. And I don't. And, I also realize they are two grown adults, able to look after themselves and each other . But I have been concerned. So, it seemed like a good bloggy topic. What Would You Do?
***Updated to add: I just saw them this morning. They went to a party yesterday and carpooled. That is where they were. See??? All was well and I worried for nothing...as usual!