Nearest neighbors

Our nearest neighors are all going to have Midwest repair their roofs and siding. So late this afternoon, we all gathered in the street in front of our house for an impromptu discussion of all-things construction-related while the roofing crew hammered away in the background.

In the group photo on the right (L to R): Alex Kaufman, my wife Robbie and daughter Gilly (that’s Gilly in the center photo with the dog), Jeannie and Gary Schnobrich (our neighbors to the north), and Kevin and Helena Kaufman (neighbors directly across the street to the east).

There are several houses on the block with children in the pre-school through elementary age, too.