When we were starting this neighborhood thing that ultimately became a church, we realized that we had to get to know our neighbors. We had bought a house and moved in, but we were rusty at making friends. We were quite bad at it, actually. Like, awful.
Walking home from a friend’s house and cutting through the driveway of our neighbor behind our house (the gate there is quite useful), my family bumped into the neighbor. He was getting some tools ready for something – nothing creepy I was hoping – and I simply asked what he was planning.