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We live on the ground floor of a house that's divided into two apartments. Our landlords live on the upper two floors. They're very cool, the type of couple whom if I'd met them at a party I would make an effort to keep in touch with them. Amazingly, we rarely see them. But we hear them all the time. Not in a negative way, mind. I'm sure they hear us and smell us (since we share the same entrance foyer) and we do the basic courtesies like hold the mail when one household is traveling. It just seems weird to live so closely together and our relationship is determined by a financial transaction whereas we could've actually been friends under other circumstances. Funnily enough, I'll probably end up asking the husband about some work-related issues, as our advocacy program is moving into an area that happens to be his expertise.

I ended up ordering Verizon for DSL at home. It was pretty reasonable. $32/month + $50 for the router. It'll be great to have internet access at home again. Sure, it's nice that the staff at Ebenezer's Coffehouse recognizes us, but it's just not the same for us homebodies.
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On January 12th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Relations with neighbours can be curious even without the financial transaction sometimes. Maybe asking about work will break the ice?

Home internet. Must do something about that ...
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On January 12th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I think it's also because we run into each other going in opposite directions - someone's always going in and out.
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On January 12th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC), meredith_eats commented:
You could do something radical and invite them over for dinner.
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On January 12th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
We have and no dates have ever worked out especially since there's a little one involved. :/
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