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OT: Helping out the neighbors

Did not see a lounge forum, but just curious...how many of ya'll help out your neighbors with SB.

I help out the immediate neighbor to my right and the one 2 houses over to my left. The immediate one on my left, we're not on good terms ( and even when it's like 8 inches deep) I would rather drag the blower over till I reach the 2nd house than snowblow a path to get there.


LOL, I may not be so helpful this year. One of these neighbors doesn't have that great of a driveway condition and I'd hate to ding my brand new snowblower when I'm just trying to be helpful
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I kind of think that it is On Topic. Helping people is tricky, dangerous at times.
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If you read this article it will make you rethink doing the neighbors.
When I was younger I used to live in the city and when doing the front sidewalk there were times I'd go from corner to corner. I thought I was doing them a favor and I think back then everyone appreciated it.

Today with the ever increasing hostility over almost anything you're taking your life in your own hands being a good Samaritan.
I have to say I still like trying to be nice to the neighbors I know.

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Its why I purchased a second snow blower. My 21 year old Son and myself do about 700' feet of sidewalk and no less then 7-10 driveways in our neighborhood. Now this winter we can each take one side of the street and get it done!
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Heh... at one place I lived when I was younger, I used to snowblow the entire street!

Which isn't as much as it sounds... it was a really short street with only 5 houses on it. And it mostly wasn't out of altruism, it's because the snowplows took so long to get there.

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Oh mai. That much sidewalk and driveways.....as in paid snow removal or gratis ?

I do it just because I happen to have a snowblower... both of my neighbors that I do are not that old. Maybe high 50's, low 60's. It's takes up a little time when I do it, but it's just the ~neighborly~ thing to do if I happen to be out...
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Oh I wasn't clear: not sidewalk or driveways... just the street itself.

Didn't get paid for it, I was just impatient. And enjoyed snowblowing.

It was a *really* short street though... I just measured it on Google Earth and the total distance I'd clear was about 500 feet. Of course it was a bit wider than your average driveway, but fairly narrow as far as streets go.

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If you read this article it will make you rethink doing the neighbors.
When I was younger I used to live in the city and when doing the front sidewalk there were times I'd go from corner to corner. I thought I was doing them a favor and I think back then everyone appreciated it.

Today with the ever increasing hostility over almost anything you're taking your life in your own hands being a good Samaritan.
I have to say I still like trying to be nice to the neighbors I know.

Neighbor Blows Snow In Face Of Man Trying To Clear Woman's Sidewalk: Cops
There always seems to be the village idiot no matter where you live. They usually make their presence known and the best thing is to simply ignore and avoid, They're fairly easy to spot too.

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