It's been quite a while since we spent much time in a place where we knew everyone around us. We have been on the road full time for almost four years and before that we didn't see our home in the Denver area except during the winter months--when it is cold and snows. So we didn't see our neighbors much then.
On the street behind where we are parked in Mesa, the folks have all been coming there for years and they have nightly happy hours together. Every neighborhood like that seems to have someone who helps everyone out. This street is no exception.
"Mr. Clean" owns a power washer and he knows his neighbors well enough, he washes their homes before they get back for the winter. When washing park model homes isn't enough, he works, non-stop it seems, refurbishing his own park model--new carpets, flooring, etc. He seems to be working 10 to 12 hours a day, then he joins the afternoon happy hour.
It makes us tired, just watching him.