On Saturday night Catherine and I got home from visiting family in Colorado. Within the first 24 hours we got four phone calls from our neighbors. One neighbor called to tell us she had collected our mail for us while we were gone. Another neighbor called to welcome us home and let us know that he was the one who covered our vegetable garden with a tarp to protect it from frost. Adam, Ashley and Prescott called and invited us over for dinner since we had been driving all day and didn't want to cook. And finally, a forth neighbor called to let us know he was still visiting family out west and he would not be driving home with the roads as icy as they were.
Maybe other people have neighbors who are this kind and thoughtful, but for us, this is different than anyplace we've lived before, because our neighbors are so awesome!