I got one unexpected "snow benefit" this winter. Surprises come when you least expect them!
Last winter I saw a man down the block with a snowblower. I didn't know who he was and he really didn't come down much to my house a few houses down. I saw him a couple of times this winter. Then he started 'snowblowing' where my DH was shoveling the driveway and in front of my house. I told my DH to thank him. I still didn't know who he was. I whispered to my DH "I think he lives 2 houses down". The man heard me and said 'yes'. Yesterday morning my DH said 'there's someone on our porch shoveling snow'. I immediately looked out and asked "who are you"? I thought it was one of the random doorbell ringers I get every snowstorm. It was the "snowblower guy" shoveling my porch!!! I was beyond shocked as I only had a tiny bit of snow on the porch, about 2". He said I did Janet's porch (my neighbor) so I did yours.
I am so happy now I can offer him philodendron cuttings in the spring. I am living here 9 yrs. and never knew he lived 2 houses down with the gorgeous Hybiscus Flowers on the the porch. I said to him are the you one with the gorgeous flowers. He said his wife takes care of them! So I sort of made a 'friend'!!!
How wonderful Wavie. What a generous thing for this man to do, and yes, someone to share flowers with. Score!
Me too, as miserable as this w inter has been I have great neighbors who look after us. I can handle 2" of the stuff but anything more is a trial. My DH has heart problems and I have to threaten him not to touch the snow with every storm. B L E S S my neighbors.
That's great Wavie! This is what we need more of, interaction in our neighborhoods!
Maybe you could take them some of your veggies later this summer?
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Wonderful. I understand your feeling when we lived in Colo. We had neighbors like that. One guy had a huge snow blower for the big snows and a small one for the small ones He also had 2 boys that would shovel when it wasn't deep enough for the blowers. I always took them baked goodies and gave the boys $. I miss them a lot but hopefully I won't need to shovel as much here. Only once so far.
I did some of the shoveling myself too.
We were BLESSED TOO!
My DH has health issues too.
Thank you for sharing this. It's an inspiration for us all!
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