Watching Other's Homes...

We have a new neighbor. They haven't moved in yet but they have purchased the house. They are a young couple, super nice and he has been out working in the yard almost every day after work. Apparently he gets off of work and drives over to the new house where he works until almost sun down. The yard needed some attention so there was a lot of brush and scrub trees to be removed. There were lots of weeds to be dug up, pulled and destroyed. Seeing him out, I've gotten to meet him and talk with him on several occasions. On at least two occasions his wife was with him and working just as hard as he was.

It sort of made me happy that we have new neighbors, that they are so nice and that they are as honest and hard working as they are. Now that they have cleared what was over-grown, the yard is bigger and there is even a concrete pad that they didn't know was there. Even before he has planted grass, the yard looks amazing! Gone are the weeds and foliage that I have been battling for years. Gone is the wire fence that had become an eyesore. Gone are the poison plants that I have sprayed in an attempt to keep them from invading my yard. Gone are the leaves and debris that I have battled in an attempt to keep from invading my yard. 

He asked me for some advice of a private nature so I answered him as honestly as I knew how. One of the last things he said to me is that they are going away for a week and he wondered if I could watch their home for them while they were away. I told him that I could and I would be glad to. I walked away thinking that his trust in me was rare and I was certainly not going to let him down. Yes, I would watch the house for him. Yes, I would watch it carefully. Yes, I would question anyone who showed up there and if necessary get license plate numbers and call 911. I would do that for anyone in my neighborhood including new neighbors.

Yes, we have new neighbors but, we now have two new friends as well!

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Comments (43)

  1. jaageet

    How come your neighbor’s yard was overgrown with weeds? Was it an abandoned home unoccupied for many years? And why does your new neighbor need you to look after his house? Is it in a depressed community where there is crime?

    May 11, 2017
    1. willsblog

      I guess you aren’t able to read what is in black and white print, eh?

      May 11, 2017
      1. jaageet

        Not if it is printed in your neck of the woods. Where I live, there is nothing overgrown or you get a ticket from the Village to shape up. Lawns are manicured. My garden is tended to once a week by a landscaping company like the one run by Mr Brn. I would never dream of asking my neighbor to watch my house when I go away on a trip. He would be offended. Anyway, it’s a safe neighborhood and the only time I hear gunshots is on TV. If I needed someone to keep an eye on the house, I would call the Village. They would have a police cruiser come by daily.

        May 11, 2017
        1. willsblog

          My “neck of the woods”? Gee that sounds so racist and bigoted. You’d probably have a conniption if I told you that I have all races of neighbors then. The only time we hear gunshots off in the distance, are when the Police or Sheriff are target shooting. Your village may not have enough to keep the LEO’s busy but here in the city, there is plenty. Watching out for each other is just something we always do. We could call the Police for a check but when you have great neighbors, there is no reason to bother the Police.

          May 11, 2017
          1. jaageet

            Shades of Gran Torino! You come across like Clint Eastwood whose character in the movie got along with his Hmong neighbors who moved into his neck of the woods. Perhaps you are not white but a church-going black who likes a diverse neighborhood. My neck of the woods is peopled by mainly white folks except for a chinaman professor and his neurosurgeon wife at the end of the block. I don’t have “great neighbors”. They mind their business and I mind mine. And this is how we like it. Nobody around here needs help. And this should be the way of life in America. We are not a refugee camp.

            May 12, 2017
            1. willsblog

              Lol, for a bigot and a racist, well said. For an American not so much. You may have great neighbors but you will never know because you keep to yourself and never reach out to anyone else. “Nobody around here needs help”? How would you know since you keep to yourself and never reach out to anyone?

              May 12, 2017
          2. jaageet

            A great neighbor, to me, is someone who minds his own business, productive and pay enough taxes to count as an American. My neighbors all seem that way. The only help they need is in finding eternal life and stay forever young, not in Heaven but right here on mother Earth where they can keep on living the good life forever more. Any of your great neighbors earn upwards of $200,000 a year? If they all do, then that’s the kind of diversity we want to make America great again. If not, then we need the TSA to go check them out.

            May 12, 2017
            1. willsblog

              “pay enough taxes”? Is that 50%? 60%? 90%? How much is “enough” in your Liberal world? So if by “minds his own business” you mean MEN, what about women? What if you aren’t home and your home is being burglarized, should your neighbors just mind their own business and allow the criminals to freely steal what they wish? What if it was your wife or child being molested? Raped? Attacked? Should your neighbors still just mind their own business? By the way, NONE of my neighbors nor do I, earn the sort of money that you apparently think is worthy.

              May 12, 2017
            2. willsblog

              “Let each one of you look out not only for his own interests but, also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4

              May 14, 2017
          3. jaageet

            No income taxes – neither for individuals nor for corporations. Productive Americans should keep all their earnings. But we should all pay consumption tax which goes to maintaining and improving the public infrastructure. Property taxes are needed to pay for services such as the police, fire department, garbage collection, parks and everything else necessary for a nice community. No jails. Prisons to be outsourced to third-world nations. All convicted criminals serve their sentence in foreign lands like India, Burma or Ghana where they work for their upkeep and airfares to and fro until sentence is served. This will stamp out crime in the US completely.

            May 13, 2017
            1. willsblog

              Lol, I notice that you didn’t mention the Military nor protecting our borders…

              May 13, 2017
          4. jaageet

            The US Military will change its mission to protecting the country in a different way. All kids graduating high school will be REQUIRED to enlist. This will provide free trade skills and, eventually, college education for those who are so inclined to pursue. The focus will be to ensure all kids get an equal start in life. More importantly, this will instill a measure of social discipline and prevent any community – including ganglands – from poisoning young Americans with their ideologies. Rich folks who want better starts for their kids are free to surrender their citizenship, emigrate and take their brats with them. This is the best way to protect our borders: from the inside out.

            May 13, 2017
            1. willsblog

              I love it! Like all illiterate Liberals you talk about “requiring”…

              May 14, 2017
          5. jaageet

            Yes, required as in shaping up for the responsibility that goes with being an American. Our kids these days are being raised by louts and sluts for parents. Consequently, they grow up to become crooks on both side of the law. We need to take these kids from their sick families and clean them up in the US military to prepared them for life.

            May 14, 2017
            1. willsblog

              Well that’s the Liberal “logic” anyway. Liberals think that “requiring” EVERYONE to think the way they do, do things the way they do, ignore scripture and God the way they do and follow human beings the way they do.

              May 15, 2017
      2. PTF

        jaageet sounds like a neighbor most people don’t want to live next door to. He represents so many who just don’t care and will report you to the environmental people at any means necessary.
        Don’t get me wrong,he may be a good neighbor by his definition but don’t knock on his door and ask for a cup of sugar…perhaps a beer.

        May 13, 2017
        1. willsblog

          Well let’s put it this way, I am extremely glad that he’s not living in my neighborhood. I wouldn’t wish someone like him inflicted on my neighbors.

          May 14, 2017
          1. PTF

            If he was my neighbor I make sure poison ivy grows along his property line. I would play music from the Monkees as loud as I can.

            May 14, 2017
            1. willsblog

              The problem with “playing music as loud as you can” is that it wouldn’t just bother the person(s) that you wanted to but, would bother all of your neighbors. The system is set up for the criminal, insolent and ignorant NOT those who are law abiding, quiet, soft-spoken and good neighbors.

              May 15, 2017
        2. jaageet

          Knocking on someone’s door for a beer or a cup of sugar? Is that an emergency? You sound like the kind of bum who can’t even organize his pantry. What you call good neighborly conduct is uncivilized behavior allowing personal sloppiness to impose on folks living around you. The kind of people who don’t want to live next door to me can’t afford to. Property taxes average around $30,000 a year and that is an unbigoted and non-racist way to allow in the refined folks and cut out the riff-raffs who should be living in Mombasa or San Salvador anyway.

          May 14, 2017
          1. willsblog

            Knocking someone’s door for alcohol is probably NOT an “emergency”. Knocking on someone’s door for a cup of sugar could be considered an “emergency” if you are in the middle of baking something and ran out of sugar and thus could not finish making it. Regardless of whether they could “afford it” or not, there are many people (including myself), that would NOT want to live anywhere near you.

            May 14, 2017
          2. PTF

            Your rant is meaningless and borderline faggot.
            I’m sure you were raised to respect your neighbors as I was referring to the cup of sugar…which is the old school way of being friendly.
            Obviously you misunderstood this whole thread and turning it into chaos to fit your cognitive structures.
            May your neighborhood turn colored.

            May 14, 2017
        3. jaageet

          I have nothing against colored folks as long as they are smart and have money. I attend parties set up by my bankers a couple of times a year and the guests look like folks at the United Nations General Assembly. It’s the poor bastards – even whites – who need to get out of my face but they won’t. They are the low-lifers who occupy Wall Street and everywhere else where they can’t afford to be. This is why they have to kept out, and one way to do that is with money: first class seats and private jets; gated-community and doormen with armed security backup; expensive clubs and restaurants. And your old school way is classless. My grandfather wouldn’t take a cup of sugar from anyone even if his life depended on it. I spit on the so-called men I see these days. No wonder feminism is taking over America. A cup of sugar. Have you no self-respect?

          May 14, 2017
          1. PTF

            (yawning)…you’re a funny guy with the complaining.
            No one cares about how you feel … and no one cares about your grand papa.

            May 14, 2017
          2. willsblog

            You have nothing against “colored folks?” Which color?

            May 14, 2017
            1. jaageet

              All colors including milky white.

              May 14, 2017
            2. willsblog

              Ah, so you hate everyone.

              May 15, 2017
            3. jaageet

              Hate has no home here. I live across cultures and am averse to none except those who will not pull their weight and lean on others in the name of neighborliness.

              May 15, 2017
            4. willsblog

              Funny that you should claim that. What YOU think are “those who do not pull their own weight” includes anyone that you deem. Anyone who you want to gets put into that category and you hate them freely.

              May 15, 2017
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            6. jaageet

              Look, let’s make this simple. If you and I and PTF form a society, each must pull his own weight like every leg of a three-legged stool. No one leans on the other – no cup of sugar or any kind of that shit. If the three of us were to crew up a sailboat, each take his 8-hour watch as the vessel sails across the seas. It’s simple arithmetic. Don’t count on neighborliness and compassion. Anyone who doesn’t pull his weight gets thrown overboard. Hate has no home here where things are cut and dry..

              May 15, 2017
            7. willsblog

              First off, I would never be in a community with a racist, bigoted, materialistic, communist, God hater like you. Secondly, I follow scripture rather than your perverted idea of “community”. Last but not least I LIKE the neighborliness of looking out for each other as God told us to. You are free to be as aloof and snobby as you choose but, as for me and my house, I want no part of you nor your God hating ways.

              May 16, 2017
  2. dincali

    lovely

    May 11, 2017
  3. PTF

    Good neighbor post will !
    It’s being a good Christian in welcoming the new neighbors and making them wanted in the community.
    Sure it takes time to do yard work and preparations before moving in.
    This is a good example of what has left us over time…being a good neighbor.

    May 13, 2017
    1. PTF

      …I may add with what’s going on today we should look out for each other.

      May 13, 2017
    2. willsblog

      I absolutely agree. I wouldn’t want someone “minding their own business” as my wife or daughter was raped. I wouldn’t want someone “minding their own business” as thieves carried my possessions away. I wouldn’t want someone “minding their own business” as my dog was abused. I certainly wouldn’t want someone “minding their own business” as me or my family were being murdered either. With things the way they are we REALLY need to look out for one another. There are violent Liberals out there!

      May 14, 2017
      1. PTF

        If you notice where the leaderships in certain towns and cities lead by liberals and Demos has the highest crime rates knowing that the citizens are scared to witness or look out for each other fearing revenge. The liberals/Demos will not do anything which keeps them in control.
        " We liberals and Demos don’t want anyone watching each other and the neighborhood or else peace and prosperity will return."
        Liberals do not want us to look after each other and not being neighborly. jageet jagoff or whatever is a prime example.

        May 14, 2017
        1. jaageet

          Look after each other, my ass. You spineless cowards are huddling together in fear. You mindless folks will always get stiffed by the elites in any society be it a dictatorship of so-called democracy. Given half the chance you reptiles will stab each other in the back.

          May 14, 2017
          1. PTF

            …and a partridge in a pear tree.

            May 14, 2017
          2. willsblog

            I would expect an atheist, a God hater and a bigot like yourself to ignore what the Bible says. You comment about only reading what human’s have printed in “red” was a dead giveaway of how ignorant you were of God and His word.

            May 14, 2017
        2. jaageet

          What are you doing on a fine Sunday afternoon? I am having a cold beer while watching the Players’ Championship on my Home Theatre System. Don’t bother coming around knocking on my door for a beer. I will have the police pick you up for being in the neighborhood.

          May 14, 2017
          1. PTF

            I would spread the blood of a lamb around your doorway telling everyone to pass you by.

            May 14, 2017
            1. jaageet

              Make sure it’s grass-fed.

              May 14, 2017
  4. PTF

    Spring has sprung and a few of my neighbors are starting to plant.
    I say hello neighbors !

    May 17, 2017