Well, technically, I'm the new neighbour. On Saturday, I had gone out to the new place with a carload of things, and a young lady introduced herself to me. She was super friendly and offered to carry some things up, and then have me over for tea. I was quite impressed with both her and her boyfriend. They seem really nice.
I'm afraid I came across as dull during the conversation. Lately, both work and the move have been consuming a fair amount of my time. This young couple couldn't relate to my desk job, and I couldn't relate to... their warmth? I'm not certain, but I do know that at some point in the conversation, the boyfriend mentioned that he had given a homeless guy a number of phone numbers that could help him out. Not to mention, of course, that they were perfectly natural in inviting me into their home and making me a cup of tea, whereas I would not have been as cozy. I came away from the entire meeting feeling both inspired and somewhat shameful.
At any rate, I'm getting more and more excited about the new place every day. For a moment, just before I put my key in the door, I imagined that everything was already moved in, and I was about to walk into my living room. It's going to be really nice when it's all finished.