June 19, 2004


Brief follow-up...more than three hours later and there have been a minimum of 150 people stopping by the house next door. If they stop and get out of their cars, they stay for under a minute - only a few have stayed longer. They're arriving with nothing and leaving with nothing.

I think we can rule out a yard sale. They're not selling the house because they rent. This is no party - no one's here long enough. I highly doubt drugs are involved. What's going on? Ideas?

Update: Apparently what we witnessed this morning was a moving sale. I say 'apparently' because we never saw anyone actually take anything. Regardless, the neighbors have now started to pack all their stuff up.

Posted by Chris at June 19, 2004 10:44 AM

Maybe they advertised a garage sale and aren't having one? The newspaper here screws up addresses all the time, so people end up with an endless stream of yard-salers for no reason. :)

Posted by: Olive at June 19, 2004 10:51 AM

Maybe Houston moved in next door.. and they're holding tryouts?


Posted by: Tonya at June 19, 2004 10:55 AM

are they all wearing black by any chance? Did someone die?
Maybe you should go over and check it out? Just pretend you totally know what's happening and you were kind of invited.

Posted by: Another Pam at June 19, 2004 11:05 AM

House tag, perhaps?

Posted by: Jay at June 19, 2004 11:30 AM


Posted by: Lee at June 19, 2004 11:33 AM

I'm second-guessing you on the drugs idea. I say, they come with cash and they leave with rock.

Posted by: jilbur at June 19, 2004 12:37 PM

I say drugs. Has to be. Unless there's a scavenger hunt going on -- and the first car got the prize/note/clue -- the rest saw nothing and left immediately... Sort of like that show ... I can't remember what it was called - where the teams went around the world looking for clues and doing little competitions to see who gets to a specified destination first...

Posted by: bob at June 19, 2004 12:41 PM

Maybe they are selling a major piece of furniture?

Posted by: feisty girl at June 19, 2004 1:13 PM

go find out, please. i'm curious :)

Posted by: tiffanie at June 19, 2004 2:21 PM

Well, at least it wasn't drugs. Hope you get nice new neighbors.


Posted by: cassie-b at June 20, 2004 3:54 PM


Send me some of those moving neighbor vibes--our trashy tow-truck family has been threatening, but they just won't seem to leave.

Posted by: Casey at June 21, 2004 8:10 PM