Sorry to hear about your ankle. there is a good website with lots of tips. may not totally apply to you since yourleg isn't broken, but it is www.mybrokenleg.com we don't really interact with our neighbors either (cept for my sister who lives in neighborhood) our neighbors are strange...one on moving in my DH was walking by and was going to speak to a new neighbor...new neighbor said "we aren't ready to met the new neighbors" then there is the neighbor who has a 4'tall cast iron mailbox..that he takes in every night. its on rollers. and he has short drive...as he's getting older you will see it out more overnight, but come sunday it isn't there...His name is MailBoxMan....then there is our neighbor who screamed at DH for complaining about his JackRussel terrier that was constantly barking for hours in day/into night. "tobyhas to have a life" ...Toby is so old/fat now he can't bark for hours on end like he used to..then there's always the neighbor threating you with "i've got a gun"