An old college friend of Todd's and mine came into town yesterday to help me with some things around the house. I now have my electronics working! I can listen to my albums (Murrah Singers, here I come! ;-) and watch Netflix on my tv! He also ran some cable wire for me and helped me change the oil in my lawnmower. Yea!! All this only required one fruitless trip to RadioShack, and two trips each to WalMart and Lowe's. The second trip to WalMart would have been laughable, but it occurred around 8:30/9 p.m. so it wasn't so funny by that time in the day. My friend was tired because he had been up in the attic and outside working during the heat of the day, and I was tired because supervising in the heat is very hard work...okay, okay, I provided the comic relief--and everyone who "does" comedy, knows how draining that can be.
I have had so many helping hands these last few months. My relatives, girlfriends and their husbands have done everything from helping me with the kids and cleaning my new house to organizing the garage and flooring the attic...and many more things in between (we can't forget moving the apple trees ;-) One friend continues to cut the grass at the old house every week even though he is married with 3 young children, and he and his wife both have very demanding jobs...he called one time to ask if *I* could do him a favor--he wanted to do some special yard work at my new house--that was *his* favor-- me letting him do this work. What a gem he is, along with the rest of you. All this is in addition to all the helping hands we had during the first few months of August, September and October of last year. Thank you, thank you. There is no way we could have made it through this year without you.