Above and Beyond Being Neighborly

Above and Beyond Being Neighborly

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A couple of weeks ago, I got a taste of what it’s like to have really good neighbors. Our refrigerator needed replacing and we weren’t really sure what to buy for our budget.

After going to Sears, we realized we couldn’t get no way near what we had on the money we had. A neighbor worked there and offered to go to the outlet store to see if he could find us a deal.

Two days later, he came back with bad news. The style we wanted wasn’t going to fit into our space. They are now too tall! We gave free reign to see what at all would fit.

The next day he phoned from the outlet. He found three units that would work. We rushed down to see what he found. All three were the French door style and were beautiful! Though they were a little smaller than what we had, they had the modern features. Because they were at the outlet, they were marked down to a price we could afford. We settled on one and the neighbor brought it home in his truck.

As they were unloading the refrigerator, three other neighbors came over. They offered to help get the new one in the house. They removed the front door and maneuvered it in.

After doing that, one them said they could move out the old one, too. It’s a mammoth sized unit–28 cubic feet, 44 inches wide! Even after looking at it, they still wanted to do it. It took some work because it’s old and has no wheels.

They got the old one out and then set to clean the wall and floor which we haven’t seen since the early 1990s. Meanwhile, the neighbor who picked it out cleaned up all the sticky spots and fingerprints on the new fridge.

They installed the new one and we were on our way!

It was such a huge job. Yet, all four of our neighbors eagerly did the work. And, not one of them had been asked! Now that’s what I call going above and beyond the call of duty! It’s great to know you have good neighbors around you.

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