Good Neighbor Listing
The following is a listing of some of things I have done for my neighbors.
Tools: I readily tell neighbors that if they need a tool, first come and
see if I have rather than buy one. My only request is that if they break
it to let me know so I can replace it.
I have tilled as well as lent a tiller (I have seven) to neighbors.
I always plant about three times as many seeds as I need with the rest being
In 2013, I held a seeding bee at Patrick Henry Elementary School which cost
over $200 in seeds alone.
I rise usually before 3am. If I hear a strange noice, I exit with my 2500
watt search light to view the location of the noise. Before I re-enter my
home, I scan the treetops which the light will brigthten for more than a
I cut dead limbs from trees.
I have shoveled snow for older people over the years.
I organized a petition signed by nine neighbors to address parking violations
in the neighborhood which were causing inconveniences.
I circulated a notice that if we had a severe storm that knocked out power
that I had the tools by which we could remove trees so the power company
would come sooner since there would be less work per homeowner.
I cut down two leaning trees that would have fallen on a neighbor's house
at a market value of $7000. Her insurance would have covered her damage so
I could save a lot of time and money doing nothing.
When a carpenter started to use our neighborhood as a park-and-ride with
a friend, he was parking at different places which caused a parking "lottery"
for the neighbors. I left him a pleasant note saying that I had a convenient
spot that no one used which could be his. He pleasantly thanked me for the
feedback and has parked in his spot on my property ever since.
My wife and I have all new neighbors over for dinner explaining my offers
of tools and gardens.
When a house becomes vacant, if I see someone looking at it, I introduce
myself. I tell them about the neighborhood, the diversity in race, religion
and sexuality. I say if they are racist or bigots, please don't move in since
we have a good, quiet neighborhood.