Did you ever have someone that gave you an uneasy feeling? I’m sure you can relate when I tell you about the neighbor I have next door. There’s an older gentleman that lives on one side of me and he is constantly watching me to see what I am doing. I think he feels I have no idea how to take care of a house. Each time I do any sort of work in the yard or small repair on the house I feel as though he is judging me. I wish he would just mind his own business. At least that’s how I felt until the other day when he stopped me in my driveway. I thought he was going to tell me I was doing everything wrong but it turned out he wanted to help me. He had noticed that I was working around the house getting things ready for winter and he gave me some advice that surprise me. I’ve only owned the house for about 6 months so I had no idea that I should cover my outside HVAC unit so the snow and ice didn’t damage it. I really thought all I had to do was turn off the air conditioner and turn on the heat but he told me that the buildup of heavy snow and ice could actually damaged the inside of the unit. He took me over to his place and showed me a cover that he had built that was sitting in his shed and offer to help me build one as well. As I talk to him I realized that he wasn’t necessarily judging me for what I didn’t know but he was observing to see what I might need help with as a new homeowner.