Saturday, June 13, 2009

Helping others and being a good neighbor

It was supposed to be a lazy Saturday. We have no kids today, no big plans, just thinking about putzing around the house. Hubby gets a wake-up call at 7 am from his brother asking for help with his break system. So he goes over to his brother's to fix that.

A friend drops by at past 9, needs help picking up a large item. Hubby goes and helps with that.

What's all this about? Well, it's about helping out. Making connections. Trading services. Our friends and neighbors know that we will help on projects and things if they need it. And we know that we can ask for help from them. We trade information, and goods. I go up to my friends house to pick berries instead of paying for them. Hubby gets assistance fixing an engine or rewiring part of the house.

All this helping, back and forth, it makes connections. And it saves a lot of money. Sure, it was annoying as all get out to get a call at 7am while we were still asleep, but it all works out in the end.

Nothing like chatting over the back fence, saying "hi" as you pass by, and working on an engine together. Okay...for the GUYS at least! I'll stick to the garden.

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