Originally Posted by RippySkippy
I know many of us don't know each other nor the person that your looking after, and that's not important. What is important is that she has someone like you to help her. That my friend is what's great about being a neighbor, a friend and a person that gives a rats a$$ about your community.
In case the ladies' family doesn't say it...I will...thank you for taking the time to do what's right. Your a good man.
Merry Christmas to you an yours.
Well thanks RippySkippy and everyone else.
It seems that it is my time to help out the neighbors.
Last night my other neighbor, who is 79 and stuck in a wheel chair, calls me up and says he has no heat. I go over and his furnace is not firing up. It took about 2 hours to get it back up to speed and get him some heat. Good thing too cause it got down to 32 last night. I have a key to his house and just checked to make sure it is still working and it is a warm 78 in there.
I don't think of myself as something special. After 25 years of running medical calls I have seen lots of neighbors taking care of their neighbors. Whether they are old, young, healthy, sick or just there when their neighbors are not home neighbors have stepped up to the plate when there is a need. I just try to follow their example.
It's easy to get cynical when I saw the worst in humanity like drug addicts, prostitutes, gang bangers shooting each other, drunks killing babies with their cars, young people dying for various medical reasons, so it is good to see the good things like neighbors taking of their time and energy to help others in need.
You guys are giving of your time to offer total strangers advice on needs around their house which is admirable. Many may not say it but I know they are thankful for the advice. Some out there lack the confidence to do much of anything but after you pitch in they feel like they can get er done.
I could tell you story after story of neighbor giving of their time and energy but that doesn't have a lot to do with DIY and painted receptacles.