Our Rooba (whose name continues to mutate) is good for many things:
Hand sanitizing. . . .
A pre-wash cycle for our dishes, thus saving on our water bill. . . .
(nice, short, sound-free, low-quality videos below)
But her heroic efforts at roto-tilling the garden, while appreciated, lacked the continuity and evenness that one would wish for. . . .
Thankfully, however, our garden is now planted and thriving.
I would like to introduce you to the nicest neighbors ever:
A recently retired couple, who are very involved with service activities at their church and with community organizations. They are talented at so many things and amazingly tech-savvy.
And they are just plain nice. It can't be easy living next to a noisy family like us, but they seem to think it's entertaining rather than annoying! (so awesome).
They have watered our plants for us when we were out of town, let us share the Sunday paper with them, given on-demand gardening advice, invited us to church, shared their many tools with us, invited our boys over to play with their granddaughter, visited us in the hospital after Benjamin was born, shared their home-project expertise with us, any thing you could think of that would be nice to have a neighbor for, they have given freely and with love.
I always worry that we are completely in their debt, that we can never be as good friends to them as they have been to us!
And so, this is the last straw!
I came home a couple of weeks ago to find that Roger had come over and roto-tilled our garden for us.
I thought: That's it. They get a post on my blog.
(My charity never faileth. ha :)
Some people-- like these good neighbors of ours--help us understand Heavenly Father's love better. We are forever in His debt because first, He has given us our lives, the very air we breathe. And second, every time we "do something for" Him He blesses us again, ever more richly than we deserve. (*see King Benjamin's teachings about this*)
I am so grateful for these wonderful neighbors who are "peaceable followers of Christ", and with whom we will never catch up in the Niceness Contest. :) We love you guys!