Doug's been under the weather since Christmas, with sinus infection and congestion. The cold air aggravates his condition, so he has been trying to avoid going out and wraps his face in a scarf if going out can't be avoided.
We received about five inches of snow yesterday. Doug was in no shape to clean the driveway, and I've never operated our snow blower and really didn't want to experiment with it. After all, five inches isn't so much that we can't drive through it.
But one of our Good Neighbors came to the rescue. We looked out this afternoon and saw him cleaning our driveway with a blade on his ATV.
Doug called him a little later and thanked him. Then Doug and I both wrapped up and went outside to clear the snow away from the garage door and to clean the walkway to our front door. We had barely gotten started when our Good Neighbor arrived with his own shovel, with the same purpose in mind. So Doug went back inside while Good Neighbor and I quickly finished the job.
When you buy a house, you never know what you're going to get in the way of neighbors. Even if you were to check them out before making the deal on the house, there's nothing to say that they won't sell to someone else and move away.
God has blessed us with good neighbors. We don't really socialize with them, but any one of them would gladly come running if we called with a need. That's a nice feeling.