Totally OT: a rant about neighbors
We are renting a house for 3-4 months while our own house is being renovated. The rental house is in the next neighborhood from where we currently live, but we don't know any of the people around.
We moved in 4 weeks ago, and believe me, you wouldn't have missed it--big moving truck (brought almost all our stuff over), and over the next couple of days, the phone guy, the oil guy, etc. etc.
Well, maybe I'm living in another time or place, but I really truly expected the doorbell to ring, and for people to introduce themselves and say hello. So far, and it's been 4 weeks, not a single person has stopped by, even when we have been outside in the yard! On the rare occasion that we have had new people move into our own neighborhood, I have always baked something and brought it over and introduced myself. Am I the only one left who does this? Have times changed so much? I really can't figure this out. Is it our job to walk around and introduce ourselves? Is it because people might know that we are renting short-term and the house is going to be torn down when we leave? Any thoughts??