Monday, April 20, 2009

Envying my neighbor



Try not to focus on that fallen tree in the lake. As some of you are aware, I'm very fascinated by my mysterious neighbors! (Remember the one that flashed her truck lights and decided to check out my cabin at midnight? Or the old man who used to scowl at us during construction? Or the lady across the lake who didn't return my call when I invited her over?) But I do have cool neighbors down the street that have goats and have told us to come "kick in" their door if we need anything. Now that's a neighbor!

Anyways, can you see what's tempting me in this photo? I want to climb that wooden tower, yell something (maybe yee haw!) and jump in the water! And afterwards I would love to swim to that raft and lounge around. Do you think this neighbor will let me? Or do you think they'll call the cops? (Greg, don't worry, I won't do this. Maybe. Maybe not. Get some bail money ready...)

37 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ha ha ha! Yee haw???
It's just not you.

And, yes I will come any time dear and help you with yard work. As long as we can sit and look at the lake sipping wine 50% of the time, LOL!

reliv4life said...

looks fun! let's go!

Powell River Books said...

Things are changing a bit on the lake, but not too many years ago the cabins were all left unlocked. If you needed to stop at one on the way down the lake because because of bad weather, you could get out of the elements. The only request was to leave things as they were and if you used any food replace it. This even extended to "borrowing" a propane tank if you ran out and needed some for a day or two before heading back to town. Now, most everyone locks their places. We don't have much vandalism or theft on the lake. It's almost like living in the 50's up here. I like it that way. - Margy

dAwN said...

Tee hee...do it then blog about it!

Sharon said...

one two three JUMP!!!!! I'm ready. You could write a novel about your neighbors.!!!! Sharon

JANE said...

Aww come on....I dare ya, LOL!!

Cedar ... said...

Some of your neighbors are like people anywhere,... stuck up. And then some are like the rest of the folks,... solid gold. I like your solid gold neighbors with the goats and the welcoming attitude. Maybe the others will "warm up" this summer?

grammy said...

It is pretty now, I can imagine how it will look when it is all green. You may have a while to wait before you swim...brrrr

Sandy said...

Ohhh you need to get to know this neighbor, his place looks like fun!

Charli and me said...

It looks like it would be so much fun. I would do it LOL

Kath said...

Go for it, girl! :)
I'll chip in and help bail ya out! LOL!


I love stoppin by to look at all the gorgeous pictures of your cabin/lake/wildlife. It's so soothing and peaceful....I NEED that right about now! ;)

Have a beautiful day, Shelley.

hugs-Kath

April said...

I'd take that leap of faith any old day! :)

Constance said...

I'll bring my fun noodle and be your partner in crime! Ha Ha!
Connie

The Retired One said...

I say DO IT! (But do it skinny dipping). He will be so shocked, he won't be able to yell at you!

The Retirement Chronicles

Debbie said...

Oh Shelley, if you were my neighbor I would be so happy to have you climb my tower and I would bring the lemonade!

Darla said...

Go for it!! We'll take up donations to get ya out...

Small Pines said...

LOL - I think part of the fun of being in the country is living with the wackos as well as friends. In fact, we have a few wackos that turned into friends later on. LOL

I love yard work!

Jen said...

I double dog dare ya.

American Way Farm said...

I dare you - but make sure you're wearing your famous pajamas! That'll really get 'em. :-)Sandy

74WIXYgrad said...

You could become become the newest you tube sensation. YEE HAW!!!

Screen Door said...

Hey Stranger! Been out of pocket lately.... Envy-- maybe a ltitle.. I'd love to just kayak past the dock and tower--- and it be warm enough to take a dip---
Enjoy the day---

Mount Belly Mama said...

DO IT!!! lol. I would so love to have a neighbor like you! We're new to our area to (a town of 1200) and we're still on a suspect list and haven't quite been accepted. lol.

I am glad to know I am not the only one. I'll be your cool neighbor if you'll be mine...

Just a little something from Judy said...

Shelley, I would be right behind you. Coming from a big family we spent lots of time at the lake jumping off anything we could find to jump off including my Uncle's roof into his swimming pool. Sounds dangerous to me now...but not then.

Ginger said...

You are too funny, Shelley!!! It is pretty tempting though.
I can't imagine your neighbors not being nice to you, as sweet as you are.
Great picture.

MindyLew said...

I say Go For It!! I would - Just what exactly are they going to do?
All your buddies in blog land will take a donation - If you need help!! :}

JyLnC said...

It would be fun and maybe worth the consequences.

This Country Girl said...

Hey Shelley,

I'd take those neighbors as a challenge and be determined to get to know them...They WOULD like me before it was over with! lol!

Tammy

Karen said...

Geez, what is with those people. They are missing out not getting to know you! Man if you were my neighbor, Girl, we'd be raising Cain together - well . .. as long as our husbands don't find out. Shhhhhh.
But "yee haw"? I dunno - Have your husband video it for us so I can really see you shout that. Everything else I think I can see you do, but the "yee haw" ... hmmmmm.
GO FOR IT GIRL! )hehehe) ;)

Calming Scents said...

I say go for it,,,I think they would be honored! just dont do it often, somethings are only cute once or twice! lol

George said...

You certainly have interesting neighbors and the tower is intriguing. Are you sure you can resist the temptation? I'd say the chances are pretty good that we'll read about some adventure in a future posting. I can't wait.

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your visits and comments! Some of you have definitely given me the courage to stir up a little mischief. I'll have to teach Greg how to use my camera....
:-) Shelley

That Writer Chic... said...

Oh just dive on in ! Maybe it will encourage your not so social neighbors to lighten up and enjoy life.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute post Shelley... I know you'll enjoy the lake --no matter what your neighbors think or do!!!!! Goodness---what neighbors!!! Hmmmmm....

I can't wait to see you and the loons out there together in the water!!!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Anne said...

Glad you can think ahead to warm summer swimming.... I look at the pic of the lake and think "BRRRR!"
=)

Sara said...

LOL! We are going to build a log cabin and laugh at the stories you tell ... the neighbor story hit home...we were blazing a trail on our property so that we knew exactly where the survey marks were and some guy from two lots over yelled over and wanted to know what our plans were...he proceeded to tell us horror stories of what some of the "newbies" from the area tried on their property and were promptly reprimanded in the "back woods" type of way....we told him we owned the property for 22 years and that we were only building a small weekend house, he calmed down and when he heard we knew the neighbor down the road that was also the town highway supervisor -- he invited us to dinner! LOL!

country gal said...

Hmmm...instead of "yee haw"....how about....CA-POOEY!!!! LOL!!!

Love, Joy

Catherine Holman said...

Looks like fun to me! Can I come?
Hugs,
Cathie