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I made the 1.5 mile journey to her place, busting a few drifts over the road along the way.
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A Good Neighbor

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I haven't had the same snow pushing experience of many in the snow business but living in the country in Northern Iowa, I've done my fair share.

I bought a very used, rusty, and nearly wore out 1983 K5 Chevy Blazer with a very useable WESTERN blade on it. I usually only push snow in my own yard, but I'm always willing to lend a helping hand. One frigid morning 2 years ago our elderly (90 year old) neighbor lady called asking how much I'd charge to clear her short driveway as she was expecting visitors. I got the old truck fired up and made the 1.5 mile journey to her place, busting a few drifts over the road along the way.

As I neared her driveway I saw that the county plow had pushed roughly 3 ft of snow right on the end of her drive. Plus, there was another 3-foot drift behind it. The WESTERN plow and beat up truck did the job perfectly. After making several passes and a couple back drags away from the garage, I stopped and visited our neighbor. She was delighted. She took out the checkbook, but I declined payment. It's what neighbors are for and I really don't mind helping out.

Every snow fall since that day I go clean her drive first, even before my own. She has since learned if she truly wants to pay me she can give me a couple cookies and I'll be happy. I've always got the warmest feeling even on the coldest of winter mornings knowing I've done a good deed!

I made the 1.5 mile journey to her place, busting a few drifts over the road along the way.

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