An elderly couple, Georjean and Harley, live down the street from us. They occasionally ask me to feed their dogs while they are visiting their daughter in California. I am more than happy to do it, not because I am a dog-person but because they are good neighbors who have helped us time and again.
Harley grew up on a farm and is very handy with tools and carpentry. He helped me put up shelves in the garage and taught Tushar how to install a fan in the guest bedroom.
Georjean loves to garage sale and if I need a particular piece of furniture for my house she keeps it in mind. Whenever I take care of their dogs for them she pays me back with one of her garage sale finds, all refurbished and polished. In the past she has found an excellent set of patio table and chairs and a dresser for me.
A couple of weeks ago they had again asked me to feed their dogs for 10 days or so. After their return, they came over for a visit last weekend and presented me with this beautiful cabinet I had admired at her house. I think it was a pretty good barter and I have found the perfect place for it in my home.