For this Meet Your Neighbor article I decided to follow my own advice and meet my own neighbor, Kellie. I met Kellie at her cute little house on Central Street where she lives with her two cats, Rudy Jr. and Hannah.  She’s lived here for 17 years.  We talked about hobbies, plans to paint the house, what we like about the  neighborhood, and where we’d like to see improvements.

What do you like to do for fun?
I’m really active.  I like biking, going to the gym, photography, knitting, kayaking, and SCUBA diving.

Where do you work?
I work for Thurston County

What do you like about living here?
I like that people are really friendly and there isn’t a lot of pressure to keep up with the Jone’s – the people are just friendly, accepting, and kind of eclectic, and everyone just does their own thing.

What would you like to see improved in the neighborhood?
It would be nice if the roads were cleaner – the City street sweepers don’t make it down here.  It would also be great to have a street light out front and more curbs and sidewalks.  It would be nice to have a freeway wall or some kind of noise abatement too.

What would you like the ENA to do?
It would be nice to have more meet and greet events – even more informal than the annual picnic.  I’d like to see more informal neighborhood get-togethers or parties.