My sis commented that we have such good neighbors - yep.
After Duane got the "tar wagon" covered up with tarps, he borrowed John's bucket truck for a little while longer to clean out the gutters on the hangar. This time, there were no pine trees growing in the gutters!
Then we borrowed the White's bob-cat to spread some mulch from their property. (They've got a big pile of mulch from their tree removal that they want to get rid of).
And the next day we were up for more mulch - so borrowed John's Kubota tractor.
Here's a "before" photo of the side yard "natural area" AKA "the area that won't grow grass".
And later that day - everything around the house has a nice thick (and free $$) coating of mulch! Thanks neighbors!