Sunday, February 6, 2011

Random acts of kindness

When the children and I returned home last night, J16 was anxious about pulling into the driveway because the path we had been able to clear was quite narrow- barely wide enough for the car- so there was little room for error.  Much to our surprise, we reached the drive to find that the massive piles of snow had been pushed well out of the way by someone with a snow plow.  V had no knowledge of this... a mystery.
So, this morning, V was out with the snowblower, clearing the drive again.  We had about an inch of snow overnight and of course the DOT had thrown snow back into the drive.  He was surprised when he turned around, to find a snowplow blade in front of him, attached to a big, red pickup truck.
The driver lives across the road in the subdivision. He apparently is a concrete contractor in warm months and does snow removal in the winter.  He said that he had seen us out working on Wednesday and the more he looked at our drive and thought of his own daughter trying to negotiate it.  That bothered him.  He said it just isn't right.  So, not only did he clear the end of the drive by the road, he plowed the entire thing- in a straight line- all the way past the garage.
If we need any concrete work done, I know where we're going.


  1. I love hearing that people are starting to help each other, just because it's the right thing to do. I've started wondering when it will be mine turn to give a random act of kindness.

  2. YEA!!! lOVE THOSE ACTS OF KINDNESS! Bless that neighbor in the red truck! That was really thoughtful!! Three cheers and a hug for him!! Makes me smile!! ...debbie

  3. What an awesome neighbor!

    re: Project Save the Bees, Perennial seeds from last year should be fine. Those seeds should be viable for 3 years.

  4. That was so kind; it just does your heart good to hear of such things.

  5. Aww that's really lovely. I have never actually shoveled snow, but I've seen a video of friends in the US doing their driveway, and it looks like really very hard work. I can just imagine how lovely it felt to have someone think of you and do that for you.

    Just wonderful :)

  6. very nice! It reminds me of our "across the street" neighbor, it's actually a concrete business - about 10 years ago he came over and said he'd like to pour us a concrete patio (we had nothing in the backyard, grass up to the door), and proceeded to pour a beautiful 12x30 patio as "thanks for keeping a nice house across from his business". Wow! But I get it - the other homes on the street are less than desirable LOL


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