I continued on my quest to be known as the weird neighbor this week. At the top of the street is the bus stop. The yard is a big corner lot and has been covered in the most gorgeous carpet of leaves for a few weeks. I've been coveting those leaves. I've spent actual time sitting and thinking about how to get them for myself. It's a disease.
Then a miracle happened. The landscapers mowed up those leaves and placed them in 35 large composting bags. I made Hubby stop the car on Tuesday and ask if I could have them. They of course looked at me like I was nuts. Then he said he just needed the bags back. Hubby and I made plans to get the leaves on Thursday. Then yesterday another miracle! The landscaper came down and said he needed the bags sooner than he thought. So, he and his helper hauled them all down in his truck and helped me dump them on the garden! All free! All for me! Yes, I realize I need help. We even made plans to do the same thing next year.
While talking to him, I realized we really weren't all that different. He was working hard to try to buy a place to do the same things. He had rented a place that he thought he would be able to buy. He had chickens, both hens and meat birds. He wants a big garden as well. I felt a kinship to this wonderful man. It also turns out that he's a friend of the homeowner up the street. I now have a leaf dealer! He can feed the need for leaves!
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