I am just loving our new neighbour. He seemed great when he first moved in last fall, but then winter hit so we didn't get a chance to absorb the full neighbour experience. Now that spring is here, we're tearing out the awful siding from our closed in porch to make an open one where we can sit and watch the neighbourhood. Anyway, my neighbour came by the other day to ask if he could take the old siding to reside above his front porch. Excellent. That is a load we don't have to pay 1-800-got-junk to cart away for us. And one of the first things he mentioned when he moved in is that he wants to build a wood fence between our properties (currently chain link, which I have wired bamboo fencing to for privacy) for which we would only have to pay for half the material at wholesale, and he would do all the work. Again, excellent. He agreed, with absolutely no quibbling, to a six foot privacy fence, and is totally amenable to my request that we put in a little grate back near the bike shed so I can greet his two dachshunds (I love them) and get a finger licking every night when I come home from work. He and the neighbours on the other side totally make up for the neighbours we had for the seventeen prior years.