Thursday, 9 June 2011
I have many times in blogs and so on mentioned how wonderful it is to have good neighbours. Well I'm lucky because I don't just have good neighbours, I have wonderful neighbours. So what's brought this to mind in particular? Quite a few things really. Pat and Dave, friends who do so much for me, are neighbours albeit they are first and foremost friends. I could not wish for better and the list of their goodnesses is too long to catalogue.
My immediate neighbours are also friends and true Christians. I say that because aside from professing their devout beliefs their actions demonstrate those beliefs.
A few tangible examples. During last winter when I was away and Lewis experienced much colder weather than is normal (it rarely goes below freezing at my house on the coast but last winter it managed nearly -10℃ (14℉)). My outside tap connection burst. My neighbour put a temporary sealing cap on it despite being unable to find the stop tap and turn off the water whilst he worked on it! He then proceeded later to put new piping in. That's just one of many kindnesses I've experienced.
In fact another neighbour several years ago saw that one of the windows in my garage had been broken in a severe gale (presumably something was blown into it) and came out in the gale and put a temporary boarding over the window. I came home and decided that it was much safer with the new arrangement and it's still like that!
I could go on but I just wanted everyone to know how thankful I am for my neighbours. I could not have better.