This is Glenn.
This is Glenn, husband to Lori.
This is Glenn, father to Ian and Drew.
This is Glenn, neighbor to ME!
He probably doesn't know that I have this photo of him, but he should be aware by now that no one, but no one, is safe when I have my camera out! It's one of the hazards of being my neighbor. Another hazard is that I might show up on your doorstep at any moment to borrow an ingredient since I have the annoying practice of being knee-deep in a recipe and THEN realizing that I'm short something! And hazard of all hazards, I just might 'borrow' your computer—NOT for a recipe!—and not return it for weeks. (I think I'm still working on weeks … I'm pretty sure I'm not up to months. Yet.)
Yes, this is Glenn, the Shining Computer Knight that rescued this Damsel in Distress when my computer bit the dust. The sinking feeling that I felt when I came to work on my computer that evening and she wouldn't even open her eyes to acknowledge my presence was dispelled about a week later when Glenn said, "Well, I have a computer that you can borrow! I'm going out of town anyway." That week without proper connection left me feeling detached and in one fell swoop, he set things back in motion. He tried to revive my old computer, but to no avail and now he is letting me borrow this computer! He even told me how to get all the old info off of my old one!
Really, can I be so fortunate?! Generous Glenn!
We had a deal … Glenn said, "You can use the computer as long as you give me credit at the end of every one of your blog posts." I quickly agreed, but almost as quickly started forgetting to give him credit! That was a mistake!! I guess I didn't realize how often Glenn read my blog because a few days ago he said, "Umm … Tammy, I haven't been noticing my name very much on your blog." Oops! I was caught!! I made up some lame story about finishing up posts late and being in a hurry and publishing before I went through my checklist … blah, blah, blah … No, he didn't buy it either! And you know what? I don't much blame him. I mean, really, here is a Generous Guy, loaning me this lovely machine. The least I should do is acknowledge his generosity! Right? Right!
So, Glenn, my dear generous, *forgiving* neighbor, this Love Thursday post is ALL for you because I want you to know just how grateful I am for your big-heartedness, for your kind ways, and for not only welcoming us wholeheartedly into your cul-de-sac, but for giving us reasons to stay! Thanks, Neighbor! (Maybe I should take another plate of Ginger-Jazzed Brownies over there …)
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood …
A beautiful day for a Neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?"