Q: I have a new neighbor who moved in five days ago. When would it be appropriate for me to call on her and welcome her to the neighborhood?
A: Any time would be very nice. You might take her a small welcome item — some cookies you bake, a bouquet of flowers, or a little plant, for example, and not expect to be invited in for a long visit. This way, you can “break the ice” and even invite your new neighbor over for a glass of iced tea or cup of coffee a few days after your stop-by welcome.