Sorry I have been missing from blogging the last couple weeks. As you know, my brother arrived safely home from Afghanistan over the weekend of the 4th. We are so fortunate that he has been staying with us since he returned. We have been busy catching up and running all over the place so there has not been much time for blogging. Apparently having my brother at my house has become the talk of the neighborhood we live in. I live on a dead end street. We pretty much know everyone. We all look out for each other. If anything seems off or strange, we let each other know. Well, we have this older couple across the street from us who seriously do not miss anything. They sit in their rockers on their front porch and they keep a watch on everything. They are simply precious and as friendly as can be, but I noticed over the last couple days they had been giving me strange looks....well, now I know why they were giving me strange looks.
The other day as I was loading the kids in the car to leave the house, the couple walked over to my house (which I thought was odd because they usual just yell from the porch to talk)
So get this...they walk over to my house as I am loading my children in the car and wanted to know who the man was staying at my house. No joke, they point blank asked me who the man was that was staying at my house! I was a little stunned that someone would ask me that, but I politely told them that he was my brother. I told them he had just returned home and was staying with me until he found an apartment. The whole time I was talking, they were just looking at me like I was not telling them the truth...like in their heads I am sure they were thinking "hmm, yea right lady" It was cracking me up! I just kept thinking to myself these people do not believe me...did they forget that my brother lived with us for several months before he and Jason deployed? have they not seen his truck parked in my driveway for the last year?
It still cracks me up thinking about it. We have all got a big laugh out of it. My friends are now referring to my brother as my boyfriend and Jason is cracking me up telling me to have my boyfriend out before he gets home. I never thought I would be the talk of the neighborhood about something like this! ha! I expect to be the talk of the neighborhood for stuff my kids will be doing, but not this..lol.
What makes this even more funny is that Jeremy will be moving out next week when his apartment is ready, shortly after that J comes home for R&R...so the neighbors are going to see my brother move out and shortly after that, my husband return home...wonder what they are going to be thinking then???