It seems every time I drive anywhere I see more houses for sale. At one of them the other day I saw a woman nosing around a front window, trying to look in. Swallows are doing much the same with our birdhouses. It’s nesting season and at long last it appears that things are picking up for humans. The house this sign advertises had barely hit the market before it sold, a good thing for the sellers and the buyers. Not so good for a neighbor – me – who hates to see the sellers go. They’ve been the best neighbors, ever.