Howdy all! As of today, I am the sole (human) occupant of my new residence - the friend that is renting the house to me flies out for Germany in about an hour, and thus I will be the primary resident at his place for the next few years. As such, I’ve decided it might be nice to let the neighbors know that there is a new person in the house - my friend is NOT the most social of people, and my impression is that he never got to know his neighbors, nor cared to. Still, I’d like for them to know why there is a new car and strange people going in and out of the house, and unlike my buddy, I have always liked being social with those who live around me. That said, with the limitations of work and people’s busy schedules these days, I’d feel awkward just knocking on doors and saying “Hi, I’m your new neighbor” - I’d hate to interrupt someone’s dinner or the like. With this in mind, I thought it might be nice to make up a little greeting card as a means of introducing myself and inviting them to get to know me, that I can pop in the mail. That way, if they are the social types, they can know I am friendly and willing to meet, and if they are more like my buddy, they can stay recluses and I won’t be intruding on them.
What do y’all think? Is this a good idea, or a bad one? If I do it, what sort of information should I include? I’d hate to say too much, in this day and age of identity theft, but I’d also like to include a little information to let them know what to expect of me, I guess. Also, I have two children, one aged 10, the other 3, and my girlfriend, who will be a frequent guest, has one aged 14 and one aged 3. I thought it might be nice to include a note that we have kids, in case there are other kids in the neighborhood that might like to get to know them…but I’m not sure if this is a kosher idea or not.
Hence, I turn to thee, the great and powerful minds of the Dope. Thoughts? Opinions? Advice?
Thanks much in advance!