The neighbour has taken early retirement and is moving to a place in the country. I’m happy for him, but sad to see him go. The house has been sold to someone who’s going to flip it, so we won’t know who our new neighbours will be for a while yet. I should point out that our neighbours on the other side are awesome neighbours too and we’ve always gotten along well. But they spend a lot of time outside in summer too and even though they never, ever complain, I feel bad when my kids are noisy. I know we are very lucky – I’ve heard some pretty horrible ‘bad neighbour’ stories.
While he was packing and purging, he asked if I was interested in an old Mac computer. I thought maybe Spencer could use it for Minecraft or something, so I said sure. Next thing I knew, I had a giant old red Apple computer on my kitchen counter. I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so old or quite so large. Then he asked if I also wanted a Mac laptop – “much newer and faster” than the desktop. Not one to learn from my mistakes, I said yes. Now the ancient desktop has an ancient clamshell laptop friend. The desktop emits a hum that would distract you from any work you tried to do on it, neither is capable of wi-fi, and the operating systems are older than all of my kids put together. They both have Photoshop, Quark, and other design programs installed, but they’re really old versions. Now that I’ve done an awesome marketing job, let me know if you want them.
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Overheard this afternoon:
Neve to one of her best friends: Did you know you’re not my best friend? God is.
Neve’s friend: Who’s your second best friend?