Friday, July 25, 2014
The neighbourhood where I live - Part 2
Something else happened recently in the neighbourhood and I can't work out whether it's really sweet or really creepy.
I have a couple of garden angels, one which is known and some which are not known. The first known one is my neighbour. He's a sweet, retired man who mows my front lawn, takes my bins in (and puts them out when I forget) and is just one of those general good neighbours you have a chat with over the fence.
The other garden angel or angels I don't know. When we had the old house there was a beautiful hedge of murrayas around the entire front yard. It was well over three metres high and took either a ladder or pole saw to hedge it and used to cost me over $150 to get it hedged.
While we were out of the house after the flood, someone hedged it. And not just a quick trim, a proper, dead straight, professional hedge. I never found out who it was.
That was a couple of years ago now. Then the other day, someone mowed and edged our front path AND left the hedge trimmer there. It wasn't a cheap one either, it was a brand name one. I went next door and asked the neighbour if it was his and he said no. So I thought, maybe it was someone from the council who forgot while doing the path and accidentally left it there? It was a long shot, but I left it where it was on the land next door, definitely off the path and on our block, but not exactly in the house. I left it for 2 days and no one came to collect it (or steal it?).
That night was freezing cold so we went out to get ice cream. As you do. We were probably gone no more than 20 minutes and when we came back someone had moved it from the front path to our garage.
Dum Dum Duuuuum!!!
Is someone watching us? Is it a hint that we really need to trim our lawn? I have no idea and I'll probably never know.