I’m really lucky to have a nice neighbor next to my house.
Unlike some neighbors I’ve had in the past, my current neighbor is a really nice guy.
When I first moved into this house, he invited me over for a barbecue the first week. He even wanted me to come watch a football game with him while drinking craft beer. Needless to say, we immediately hit it off as close friends. I feel like he’s somebody that I can confide in if I’m having issues with my marriage. I can tell him about an argument I had with my wife and he doesn’t judge either one of us. My wife thinks he’s a good guy too. He’s also watching over her house when we’re not here to make sure that things are the way they’re supposed to be. Recently he alerted us to a problem that we were even remotely aware of. Apparently there was a noise developing in our HVAC condenser unit outside. He said he started to hear a little hum develop over the course of several weeks and then while we were on vacation it started to rattle. That’s when we called the heating and cooling company and gave them permission to work on the HVAC system while we were gone. Thanks to our neighbor, they were able to find the problem with the compressor before it burned itself out. That meant the repair was a lot easier to do and it didn’t require replacing the entire compressor. We’ve had that happen before and it’s a lot of money if you’re not under warranty.