Neighborly love

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Well gee.

I went out this afternoon to attack the front yard bushes and trees. My neighbor was in her backyard mowing her yard. I was going about, hacking away branches to my heart's content (seriously, it looks SO much better now), and then I realize that she is now mowing OUR backyard! I went back to tell her that I had every intention of mowing the yard tomorrow (not this afternoon only because I sort of do want the cleaning people to come tomorrow morning, and I was thinking that bouncing around on a riding lawnmower may do the labor trick- pure speculation, of course....), and that she didn't have to mow ours, but she happily said that she wanted to. It was so sweet of her!!

So I went back to hacking branches. Then I realize that she is now mowing our side yard!!! What! I reminded her that she really doesn't have to, but she insists. I started to bag the smaller stuff I'd trimmed and make a big pile of the larger branches to pull around to the backyard. When I got back into the front yard, she is now mowing the front yard!!!

Wow. She finished mowing just about as I was done hauling everything out of the front yard (okay, so now there is a big pile of branches in the backyard, but hopefully the garbage people will take them on Monday!!), and we talked for a few minutes. She reminded me that we mowed their yard when her husband was sick last summer, but still, I feel like I owe her big time! Maybe I will make them a batch of cookies or some cinnamon rolls....

I am so happy that the trees are trimmed. They look so much cleaner. WHEW!

AND, another fun thing is that there is another gal my age-ish in my neighborhood who had a baby earlier this year, and we always say "hi" in passing when we're walking our dogs, but we've never talked. Well today, she was out walking and she came up to introduce herself!!!! I was so excited!! I don't know exactly how old her baby girl is, but we exchanged phone numbers and are going to get out to walk with each other sometime after Maryanne is born! From first impressions, it seems like we would get along great- another new friend!

What an awesome afternoon!

6 comments:

callmemama said...

How sweet of your neighbor! And yay for making new friends :).

H said...

Your neighbor is so sweet! What a wonderful surprise!

Hello there! said...

Awww that is so sweet! And yes YAY for new friends!!!

Kait said...

You are lucky to live next to nice people!! :) Yeah for sweet neighbors!!

Praying for Hope said...

No one ever wants to see a pregnant woman doing yard work - or standing, for that matter. Even so, that was a wonderful gesture by your neighbor.

Leah said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, that does sound like an awesome afternoon. :)

I remember right after my daughter was born, my husband and I were taking a rare nap as my daughter napped. At the end of the nap, I looked out the window, and our 80 year old (yes, 80!) was mowing our lawn. Now, he was probably doing it because he couldn't stand looking at it anymore, but it was so sweet and kind of him, and so appreciated by us. :)