A neighborly day

Our neighbor Salvatore helped me replace our broken gate latch and assemble a carport today.

The gate latch has been an ongoing nightmare with constant repairs, leaving us trapped inside or locked outside on regular occasions. After months of great difficulty finding a latch compatible with our unusual gate set-up, I was immensely grateful for help installing it. We had to add bits of wood to both sides to make it functional.

Our new carport

This carport, which was definitely a two-person assembly job, now protects our camper van from the rain and sun. It’ll also make it a more private place to stay (don’t worry, there are windows on the sides and a door that props open).

Mama and I shared limes from our tree with Sal and he surprised us with fresh eggs from his chickens. I made Mama’s favorite basted eggs for dinner and she could taste the freshness!

With a bag of homegrown lemons in hand, our neighbor Andy also came over today. He’s a nutritionist here in Santa Rosa and wanted to ask some advice about blogging, as he’s recently started a blog with health tips and recipes. Of course, we sent him home with limes too.

The day left us feeling very connected to our wonderful neighbors and that’s today’s #OneGoodThingWhat was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

Day 48 of 365. And Day 1,144 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)!

1 year ago today: Metal clay magic

2 years ago today: Magnificent mint chocolate cupcakes

3 years ago today: The awesomeness of reunion

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