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We’ve become pretty good friends with a very nice couple next door to us.
They’ve lived there for about a year, if I’m remembering right. We had hung out with the wife some, either during impromptu driveway moments in nice weather, or at a backyard cookout. The husband always traveled a lot in his job, so we mostly had caught fleeting glimpses.
In the past two weeks, we kept their dog over the weekend, we had a blast at a Wii party at their place Saturday, and I watched the last half of the Super Bowl with them on Sunday. It didn’t take us long to discover that they’re fun and nice, and she finished out her high school band days playing the same instrument I did (that makes us members of a very small club).
Before that, all I knew was that she was an incredible baker and they bought way too much candy to hand out on Hallowe’en.
All of that combines to equal this: it sucks that they’re moving to Utah. They’ll be gone by Thursday, actually.
Through the magic of Facebook and e-mail, we’ll try to keep in touch. I hope we succeed.
Because then I can write about my first visit to Utah.