....and other roads.
The kids on my road, and their friends from other roads, called in to my house during the heavy snow winter before last to ask to borrow a shovel. To shovel snow, to make money, and they even offered to clear my driveway for free (I declined, I like the snow in the driveway). Another day they called in to to ask for a bucket/basin and a cloth to go clean cars. I obliged and told them they'd have to get the water and suds elsewhere...
Off they went, happy with their stock, and got water and suds from one of their own houses (next door ) to make their fortune.
Yesterday evening, as I arrived home, one of the friends from 'another road' was by my house with his flat wheeled at the back bike asking to borrow my seriously snazzy bicycle pump. I splashed out a few years ago and treated myself to one of those pumps you don't have to actually work yourself into a frenzy to operate; it's fantastic
Anyway, the kids sometimes call to ask to use the pump, and usually I leave them to use it themselves, but yesterday the young chap, who was alone, seemed a little reticent (not to ask me, but how to use the pump - it is a tad tricky when you don't know how) so I said "sure I'll do it if you hold the bike still", and before long it was job done.
I thoroughly enjoy my sporadic, and not too regular , interactions with the kids on my road [and other roads], I love their enterprising minds, the making a few bob mentality, and their goodness of heart to also do stuff for free, just because........
And I'm delighted I splashed out on that pump - it felt fantastic to be able to get that boy back on his bike.