Winter has arrived, wet and white. (Bah Humbug). And I fell victim to a charming young man this morning :). A little background - we've never had much luck with neighborhood kids being around to hire to shovel snow. Last year 2 young lads knocked on the door to shovel the front walk. Our house has almost no front yard so the front walkway is about 10 feet. They wanted $20......EACH!! Lets just say I shoveled my own walkway.
So this morning there was only about an inch of snow down and this sweet faced little boy knocked on the door. He was so polite and I'm a big sucker for a kid with manners. I asked him how much if he cleaned off the back steps and did the short path to the mailbox. His reply...."it doesn't matter ma'am, whatever you want".
Well, he had me right there. There really wasn't a need to shovel but I went into my pocket and gave him $12 for literally 5 minutes of work. Auntie was laughing at me. But he was just so sweet and polite. Then I told him to come back next time it snowed.
It's kind of funny because it was still snowing and now his work is covered by more snow than when he was here. But it was $12 well spent because he made me smile.
However I should note, not everyone was smiling today. Miss Millie is not a lover of much about winter. But she looks cute
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