Snow has melted, sidewalks exist again and hints of green are evident. Halleluiah, it’s spring! When I leave Iowa someday… it will be to a much warmer place.
People around here hibernate in the winter. Now that sun is out, so are our neighbors. The streets are busy again, bass thumps through the air as the cars roll by with their windows down and the forgotten yet familiar sounds of laughter and hollering fill the neighborhood. Kids are running around, the park is lively and the gas station and Hy-vee parking lots are once again a place for gathering and hanging out. In the last week I have seen neighbors and friends I hadn’t seen since before the snow invaded our existence. Mo, (one of the first neibors we met after moving down here) waved to me from across the road as if last summer were just the other day. Life here is resuming. And I am once again feeling the excitement about living in the “hood”.