Several years ago, while I was still working full time, I would put my garbage container out every Monday and Friday morning, only to find it emptied and back up by my garage when I came home in the evening. Since we have a lot of neighbors who are home during the day, I was never sure who was doing it. And even though I no longer work outside my home, these sneaky little helpers have continued to put my garbage can away, saving me that second trip out to the street twice a week.
Well, I finally caught them in the act! When I heard the garbage truck coming last Friday, I planted myself by the dining room window with my camera in hand. And sure enough, about fifteen minutes later, this is what I saw...
That's Betty, his wife, driving the cart! Don't they make a cute, sneaky little couple? We're not sure of their age, but we think they might be in their early eighties. Twice a week, in the heat, rain or cold, Bob and Betty are out there with their cart going from house to house making sure everyone's container gets rolled safely back to the house. Sometimes when it's really cold or wet, Bob just stays on the back of the cart, grabs the garbage containers' handle and Betty drives them both right up the driveway!
Aren't they the best? Thanks, Bob and Betty, for showing us all how to be great neighbors!