Woke up with the rest of the OH/KY/IN region to the Great snOMG of '09 (and in case you didn't get the memo...Snow + OMG! = snOMG! Or conversely, "Snow, My God!" = "snOMG!" Duh.) As of 11:38 a.m. EST, the reports have been a mixed bag, with some areas receiving more/less snow than others, but according toWLWT, Northern KY (my 'hood), got hit with as much as 7.5 inches. This kind of snow accumulation spells disaster, in particular for us, because we have a very long...and deep...driveway. A section of the driveway has a retaining, stone wall, which creates a kind of well-effect in our driveway, causing the slightest accumulation to be inches deeper than it actually is. So you can imagine what 7+ inches means.
This morning, I was already dreading the thought of having to shovel outta the mess - if we don't, our cars are stuck in the garage and we can't get out - and the thought of why, of all the people in our cul-de-sac, how did we get stuck with such poorly designed driveway architecture? Our house builder (thanks Henry Fischer) surely must've hired some designer dude...or dudette...who lives in warmer temps, and hence, the inconsideration for designing for colder...WINTER...Midwest climates.
So there I am, about 4 layers deep...clothing-wise...not snow-wise, as I waited for the garage door to open, and I see this...
Our driveway was completely cleared! I rubbed my eyes and stared at the driveway dumbly...was I hoping/imagining/seeing things?!
Nope. I was right! The driveway had been cleared. And not just shoveled clear...it had been cleared with a snow-blower (click on pic to see track marks.)
What the?! Who the?! How the?! See, we don't have a snow blower. So, it definitely wasn't the sis.
Apparently, our neighbor, who lives caddy-cross from us, found it in his heart to come clear our driveway for us. As I was clearing some remaining spots of snow, he drove by and said, "Sorry I missed those spots."
After gushing with gratitude, I went inside thinking, it's the little (in this case, not so little), kind deeds that people do, that really make you appreciate life more.
I thanked God for showing favor on us and said a prayer of blessing on our neighbor for his kind deed.
I just hope that my neighbor's kind deed was just that...and I won't now have to worry about him being creepy/stalker/neighbor.