My neighbor on the end of our row of town homes likes a stellar lawn and an impeccable patio. I’ve seen him out blowtorching weeds. I’ve seen him laying large flat stones one by one to make a new walkway to his front door. I’ve even watched him swipe the sweat from his eyes as he takes the extra time to mow the widow’s lawn next door.
We’ve had a pretty wet spring. Just before most of our rains hit, I caught him weighing the wisdom of cleaning the gutters of his three level home all by himself. Finally, I’m happy to say, he conceded and found someone to do the best roof cleaning, including the gutters.