Remember this picture? See all those leaves? That was BEFORE the hurricane. Can you imagine all the leaves after the rain and wind? My front yard was COVERED! I attempted to rake Saturday morning. Attempted…key word. It was still pretty windy out and after about an hour, I gave up. I got some leaves up, but most importantly, I was able to get the leaves off the freshly planted grass seed my mom had put down for me when I was away.
After I came inside to get ready for lunch with my girlfriends, I heard a very familiar noise outside. I looked out the window and almost began to cry! Two men, that live on either side of me, had gotten out their rakes and leaf blowers, and were getting up every.single.leaf on our lawns. They put all the leaves into bags and took them to the dump.
When I came home, I went to take Bax out back to run around. Oh.my.goodness. They outdid themselves. The two men had even gotten up every leaf in the backyard. I can't even begin to tell you how many leaves there were with our big trees. This was amazing!
Did I also mention earlier that this one neighbor came over in the hurricane in the pouring rain and wind to deliver a little note from his wife. It was the sweetest note, just letting me know if I needed anything or if Bax and I got bored, we were always welcome in their home. How sweet is that?!
I was beyond thankful for their kindness. I quickly got together my baking supplies and baked them Mom's Pumpkin Bread and delivered it to them in the morning, still warm.
I had a few other people on my list to bake for, also. My mom and dad had kept Bax and I warm while we were out of power last week, so of course I made them some, too. And my other neighbor, poor thing, broke her heel…worst fracture, as it takes forever to heal. I baked her a loaf and sat with her for a little while this weekend.
I truly feel blessed how lucky Baxter and I are to have such wonderful neighbors and family close by.
If you have anyone to thank, try sending over a loaf of this bread. I assure you, you will get a big smile that makes you feel good inside!