Thank you for your letter. Yes, I am fed up with these freezing temperatures too and you are quite right, neighbours should look out for each other in times of extremely inclement weather. It is disappointing that the gentlemen next door has not checked on you - he’s not going to win his Team Player badge, is he?!
My motto has always been ‘a guide that leads is a guide that succeeds!’ so perhaps you could show him the way and call on him. It is just possible that, at the age of eighty-seven, he may have lost a little confidence in his social abilities and clearly he is becoming forgetful, so make sure you remind him to take his milk in; he really shouldn’t have left it on his doorstep all week.
Let me know how your visit goes, dear.