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Good Guy Neighbor

Snow blowing our driveway -- Central Maryland (January 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Snow blowing our driveway — Central Maryland (January 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

As I was recuperating in the kitchen from my earlier shoveling attempts yesterday, Cindy called me into the living room.  She had heard a monster snow blower just start-up down the street and we both marveled through our window at how powerful it was.  It was one of our neighbors, the one that has a penchant for the latest and greatest in yard care technology.

I scurried out of the house, hustled down to him, and popped the question — could I convince him to do our driveway as well?

Turns out he just bought this Cub Cadet 3X snow thrower a couple of days ago (I don’t know the exact model), was still smarting from the price tag, and welcomed donations to the cause.  I gave him all the $20 bills I had.  No, he didn’t ask for as much as I gave him, but it was much cheaper for me to pay him than to pay for all the doctor bills and physical therapy that were sure to come if I shoveled that much snow by myself.  I also helped justify it to him by asking for two passes — one at the middle of the storm, and one after the snow had ended.

And we worked together.  He was able to easily deal with the lighter amounts of snow that were closer to the house, and I helped break up the drifts that were twice this depth down at the end of our driveway.  Took about 30 minutes, if that.

Thank you, sir!

28 thoughts on “Good Guy Neighbor

  1. LaNae

    That’s a good neighbor! We have a similar one…he always has the biggest chainsaw, chipper, blower…and is always willing to help. In fact, oftentimes when he hears my husband fire up some kind of outdoor equipment he drifts over to see what he’s up to. 🙂


  2. Gypsy Bev

    We didn’t have as much snow as you did, but I was thankful when I heard my neighbor with his snowplow in my driveway. He said his parents taught him to help the neighbors so he always does kind things throughout the year as needed. Good neighbors are a real blessing!


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