Tim keeps a close eye on the comings and goings of people in our neighborhood, what houses have a vacancy, etc. The appearance of the yellow wagon in our side yard has been a mystery to us. We haven't been able to connect it to a person, but Tim connected the wagon's appearance, with an apartment being filled next door. So, he walked right over and knocked on the door. A little boy, completely naked, answered the door. His mother had not even heard the knock so she was a bit surprised to walk in the room and see Tim standing outside the open door.
In any case, they had a discussion about the wagon. Yes. It was hers. She doesn't have a car and she uses the wagon for groceries and transporting her child. She was afraid that it would be stolen so she was trying to hide it.
Tim came home and got the loppers. He cut away a hiding place to tuck the wagon into so it cannot be seen from the street.
Aha! Well, it's good to know what happened there, but I would have been pretty unnerved to have a naked kid answer the door.ReplyDelete
he was just a toddler.Delete
Tim is a good man, you two are good people, helping out your neighbors.ReplyDelete
It's much easier to be kind if you know what's going on.Delete
Nice! Great ending to this mystery.ReplyDelete
Yes. There's plenty of nefarious stuff going on. It's nice to know this one wasn't anything shady.Delete
A little act of kindness.ReplyDelete
I am convinced that it is the small things that make the biggest difference.Delete
You and Tim demonstrate exactly the right balance of paying attention to what's going on in your neighborhood between the possible extremes of apathy and utter busybody-ness. Rereading the sentence, somehow it doesn't sound like the high compliment it's meant to be so I hope you take it as it's meant! I had neighbors like you and I miss them so much. They paid attention and helped in little ways without ever intruding.ReplyDelete
Tim knows everything going on. I worried about him being a busy body. The difference is that a busy body finds out stuff to have something to blab about. He isn't a blabber.Delete
Good old Tim. Loppers are great too.ReplyDelete
A lopper can get a whole lot of lopping done with a good pair of loppers.Delete
It is this sort of thing that makes me shake my head in wonder that people take issue with you both. You are good neighbours.ReplyDelete
Oh, I think we have decent neighbors. Just the one problem at home and the unfortunate problem at one of the rentals.ReplyDelete
Awww... Tim is such a sweetheart. That was very kind of him.ReplyDelete
He's a good man.Delete
Sweet. Kind and gracious. Good.ReplyDelete
I really believe that if each one of us tried to do right by the people we run into, it would change the world. It sounds simplistic, but I believe it.Delete
You can be my neighbors any time! Linda in KansasReplyDelete
I'll bet you'd be a fine neighbor too.Delete
Very helpful of your husband I hope the neighbor appreciates.ReplyDelete