Finding "just right" in my life's porridge

February 24, 2010

Stepping up to the plate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Moving On @ 6:12 pm

Family.  Friends.  Strangers.  All have amazingly stepped up to the plate to help during these last days before the home sale.  Even the PODS container driver went well beyond the call of duty.  He couldn’t get the container onto the trailer on the scheduled pickup day because of the snow and ice.  So he drove all the way back from Pueblo the next day to try it again.  Our neighbor also saved the day by coming over with his giant (and I mean giant) tractor, plowed the quarter mile back to our house, and dumped dirt in front of the container for traction.

The PODS driver has a friend who is out of work, and desperate for income.  So the two of them came over and bartered services for things I had yet to sell.  He got a lawn mower, a gas weed trimmer,  a chain saw, and garden tools that he can use to get some work, as this last storm took down a lot of trees in the area.  In return, he’s bringing his truck to help me get the few things left in the house and shed.

And my newly-married cousin, his brother, the in-laws, and their friends arrived on Saturday.  As Jess said, they lit a bomb in that house and packed with all their hearts.  We are FRAMILY.   As are Mark and Sharon, my friends, who worked tirelessly and provided a wonderful dinner for us all.


1 Comment »

  1. I love you Mrs. Shu! You are in my prayers and let me know if I can do anything for you. I’d love to have you over for dinner sometime too, maybe this weekend if you are not busy. Love you!!!!!!

    Comment by Liesl — February 24, 2010 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

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