Saturday, June 09, 2007

WWYD?


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!

6 comments:

Glass Half Full said...

It's call anxiety and I can relate!!! The "what ifs" -- EXHAUSTING!!!!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Maybe they are on vacation. Took a taxi or limo to the airport and are off somewhere tropical enjoying the beginning of summer. As you can see, I have a vivid imagination too!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh wow- you sound like me- concerned for them! I would give them another call and if they don't answer then I'd go over and knock on their door. If you don't hear from them soon, do you have a contact like their relatives or someone you could ask about them? You have very valid reasons, I say!

Steph

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

It's funny how us Mama's tend to worry about others. Just natural:)

Just T said...

I bet they were very humbled knowing you cared enough to be concerned about them. You just never know when someone is in need!

T-Bone said...

Remind me to give you our cell phone in case you're worried and can't get us on our home phone.