Good Friends Are Moving – A Realtor Told Me!
They have three kids, and the younger ones are getting big enough that they can no longer share a room. The family doesn't want to remodel the Silicon Valley house they live in. They don’t want the hassle of finding a rental, dealing with contractors, living at the mercy of a construction schedule they can’t control. It always costs more and takes longer to remodel a house than you think.
And so they are selling their home and looking for a bigger one that will suit them for years to come.
I know all this, not because my good friends told me – no, I heard it from a realtor, and she only told me so I’d spread the word on Facebook.
Has modern life become this disconnected? Or is it just me, the single dad, living a frayed existence?
This particular family is close enough to mine that their photo is on my refrigerator. That said, it’s not like we get together very often. Our kids are different ages, involved in different activities, and we just don’t have reason to bump into each other any more.
Used to be, we’d get together for dinner or a barbecue – cooking up my jerk chicken recipe, or the worlds best hamburger recipe, and other dishes from the vacation and party food pyramid. But we haven’t gotten together like that since probably last summer. With out-of-town soccer tournaments, and south bay lacrosse games, one or the other family always seems to be on the road.
The same can be said for a lot of families I think of as friends. Over the years, our lives have gone in different directions. I’m closer to the parents on my daughter’s soccer team than to any neighbors or long-time friends. Mainly because I saw those soccer parents every Saturday during fall and spring for years.Continued on the next page