Our new place is on a street corner. It’s a pretty quiet area – but there is a bit of foot traffic around. I think I’m going to enjoy watching the neighbourhood wander by from my new office !
Just a short while ago I noticed a few people – women mostly it seemed – walking along the street – nothing unusual there, except they stopped to chat on the corner opposite ours to have a chat with some other people who had gathered there. I thought it was just an impromptu gathering as a result of these people happening to be in the same place at the same time – until cars started pulling up and more women began gathering there.
This was all a little strange I thought – until a school bus drove up and stopped at the bus stop just up the road – which I hadn’t noticed before. It’s only a school bus stop, there are no normal bus services in this area.
Of course, it was just past 3pm – so it seems I’m going to get the same thing every school day – a street corner mothers’ meeting, while they wait for their kids to arrive on the bus.
That’s not a problem – far better than the 3pm yelling and screaming that we got at the unit – there we backed on to an after-school care center, so it was very noisy between 3pm and 6pm every school night with the kids running around.
I think we’re going to enjoy living in this nice and friendly “family” area.