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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Kindness of Others

In the midst of all that is going on in my very busy life right now, my truck had to go immediately in the shop for an emergency repair.  I am trying to move furniture, donations, and haul things here and there and settle our home out on top of decluttering.  Of course I am still emotional right now and stressed and I really felt like I just couldn't handle anything else on my plate.  I always try and find a positive no matter what the negative is, and was so very thankful that I do have a back up vehicle to drive, even if it wasn't going to allow me to do what I needed right now. I had transportation.   I called the shop and explained what was going on and was blessed beyond measure.  The mechanic worked my truck in yesterday and I was able to pick it up today!!!!!  I don't know how many times I thanked him but I guarantee each thank you was from the bottom of my heart.  Having a vehicle out of commission isn't the end of the world, but when you use and depend on that vehicle as much as I do right now with all the moving around going on, it can feel like your plate is full and starting to break.  Breaaathhhhh........... it all worked out in the end.

I spent my day working as hard as I could around the house and got more accomplished than I did the previous day.  I knew that without the truck I couldn't move anything out of the house, but I could certainly organize and clean so that is what I did today.  Slowly I am getting the tall stacks of boxes and files and keepsakes worked down and sorted.  I am getting there.  The laundry is almost caught up and the kitchen floor is clean again :)  It's the little things, you have to choose to look for the rays of sunshine even on an overcast day.  So very thankful today for the caring people that are put in my path!

6 comments:

Rose said...

I'm glad sweetie. Love the photo of you and your kitty.

Nanna Chel said...

I know you are going through a hard time after losing your beloved father and you don't need anything else on your plate as you said. I am pleased that your truck is fixed and the decluttering can continue. Now I know why my brother who lived in Canada for a number of years calls his 4WD a 'truck'. LOL!

Donna said...

I agree with Rose-love the photo!

Sometimes life does throw more curves when we are already weaving down an uneven path. It seems like everything happens at once,doesn't it? I am glad that there was some good in there for you :)

Little Home In The Country said...

Hugs, Amy XO Things have a habit of breaking down JUST when you need them the most! I love the picture, too :)

Cherished Elegance said...

I think you are doing very well. Lost my father in Macro and just put his ashes down last week. I am finding it still hard to move on away from his items, but it is getting easier. You have done very well with your clean-up. Wish i could record the same!

prairieharmony said...

Thank you so very much for your comments and kindness each and every one of you. It means the world to me!

Cherished Elegance, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please give yourself all the time you need and don't rush yourself into anything. Grief is not a one size fits all process and it may be years before you can bear to even look at your fathers belongings. This is perfectly fine. Go at your own pace and surround yourself with those that love and support you in this journey. (((hugs)))