Back to the lady, as we approached her I asked if she was our new neighbor and she said something like she didn't know. I asked if she lived in the house she was standing in front of, she said yes and I pointed to where we lived. (I would think that if my house can be seen from hers we're probably neighbors, right?) In a disgusted tone she said "oh the one with all the Christmas decorations". I said that was us.
I introduced myself, DH and Miss Roxy, the lady then said everyone around here has a little dog, except her. I agreed that a lot of people in the community have dogs.
I told her I was jealous of her property. She said not to be jealous because the house had been a mess and she had to spend a lot of money to fix it up. She said the previous owners had a little dog that they let pee all over the carpets so she had to replace all the carpets and paint. (now we know why she doesn't like little dogs). My thoughts: One-she knew the condition of the house when she bought it. Two-the house is 10 years old so it would need paint and probably new carpets.
DH said we also had to paint and redo the floors when we moved into our home. I said at least it's fresh and clean and she got to make it hers. That didn't go over well.
We started to finish our walk but I realized I didn't get her name so I asked what her name was. She told me. (It's the name of the main character in the Wizard of OZ).
As we were walking away she asked who our long distance carrier was, I told her we didn't have one as we use our cell phones. She said she didn't have a cell phone and that she had called AT&T and they told her that her address didn't exist. This discussion went on for a while but she wasn't happy with the answers we gave her.
Not once during our conversation did this lady smile or say anything pleasant. When we got home I told DH that I thought she was named after the wrong OZ character, I think she might be related to the Wicked Witch of the West and that we'd better keep a close watch on Roxy. I could just hear her saying "I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too!". I'm keeping an eye out for flying monkeys.
I hope your neighbors are more pleasant than this one.