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I have the best neighbor anyone can ask for!

I'm living in an investment property of mine right now while I fix it up and sell the other 38 units in the condo conversion project for the owner. Well, I've heard of neighbors like this, but in the past 20 years of living on my own, I've never experienced it!

Let me tell you about my neighbor Bonnie! Bonnie is a wonderful 78 year young lady who has lived in the complex for the past 20 years and has never been late with her rent. The owner loves her so much as well, that he bought her unit and told her she could stay and he would never increase her rent as long as she wants to stay.

Bonnie has the most beautiful yard and she did it all herself including the grass trees. She watches out for everyone. Tonight she saw a door that was left open and she thought maybe the person had left for work and didn't shut it all the way. Another unit was vacant and had a light that was flickering very weirdly. Because she was concerned, she came and knocked on my door and wanted me to check things out. Sure enough the door was left open by the unit's owners and would have stayed open all night long had she not noticed when doing her nightly walk.

As for the light, it was a short and had she not noticed it, there might have been a fire tonight. The plastic was starting to melt at the base of the light bulb and surely would have caught fire had she not noticed it.

This isn't the first time I have seen her watching out for other residences, even if it could have endangered her. A couple weeks ago, I was dumping a larger item in the dumpster late at night and didn't realize it had been emptied earlier in the day and it made a loud crash and she thought someone was breaking into one of the other units. She was out there within seconds checking to see what was going on.

I'm very grateful to have such a wonderful neighbor and feel safer for having her around. I can only hope I have neighbors like this in the future. I feel kind of spoiled by her now and now know why people don't want to move when they get neighbors such as her.

What kind of neighbor are you?

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