Just in case you haven't met all the people in my new village, let's review.
I was the first person to move in. You can read about my house here.
Dotty (and her pet peacock) moved in.
Deborah (and all her Christmas stuff) moved in.
Here's the thing about Jennifer. You know all the CC&R building codes? Can't paint your house this color....can't have a basketball goal in your driveway...stuff like that. It's kind of strange. Because in real life, Jennifer is a family nurse practitioner. So you can imagine all the rules she has to follow in that kind of a job! Maybe that's why she, hmmmm, crosses the line just a bit when it comes to her home. When the code in her old neighborhood didn't like yellow for the exterior paint, that's the color she chose. When they said it was too bright and wanted her to repaint, she told them to chill, that it would fade in the hot summer sun to a lovely shade of yellow. Her front door here is the brightest yellow she could choose.
She and Peter have two adorable daughters, and they wanted to a playhouse in the yard. So Jennifer and Peter got the cutest little playhouse for them. Code violation. Too tall, visible above the fence line, and they had to get rid of it. She and Peter built a three-story playhouse for the girls here (with a bright yellow roof). Because, as I mentioned before, the only enforceable code here is that we have to wear kerchiefs. All the time. I don't think anyone will complain about their vintage VW van either.
Freshly Pieced. And I'm off to see what everyone else has been doing in the past week.