At this time of Thanksgiving I think about all those who have helped us since our move to Cullman and now with Len's illness. We are so blessed to have these people in our lives.
Shortly after moving here our neighbor Hilton and his son Chad did some bushhogging and tree removal. A few months later Gary and Ashley moved in up the road. Ashley has willingly fed our ducks when we were away. Gary has loaned his trailer when our mower had to go in for repair. He also weed whacked the growth around the pond and repaired water connection at our RV sites that I destroyed with that mower. We are blessed with the best of neighbors.
Our children..... Terri has visited often. When here she bakes, paints, helps in the yard. Whatever she can do. D'Juana was here at the time her Father needed an Inogen to assist his breathing. She made the calls and got the ball rolling. Son Lennie and Lois are a phone call away and always willing to help. When we sold our RV they unloaded our belongings and brought everything into the house. We so appreciate all their help.
Last summer Lens brother Bobby and our SIL Charlotte came for a few days. Bobby fixed some things that needed fixing including changing out the lights in the basement. Thankful for their help.
Our friends Darlene and Jim have "camped" here a few times. Darlene presented us with 3 small cross stitch pictures. She did the cross stitching and her father made the frames. They fit in perfectly in our guest bathroom. Last visit she presented Len with a throw she knitted as she knows he is always cold. Jim replaced some door trim that badly needed replacing and framed out the microwave cubby.
We have just hosted our 75th Boondockers Welcome guests. Several have asked if anything needed done around the house or grounds. We used to decline help but have found that we are not only blessed with their help but they are blessed in doing it.
Once we came home from church to find a guest
weed eating around the pond and cleaning algae. I am showing pictures of guests and not names.
This couple saw I had bags of mulch to spread. They took it upon themselves to do that chore.
Our mower blades needed changing. This kind person was glad to help.
When we were away this summer we left this couple in charge. That meant feeding the ducks.
I've previously talked about the family whose sons put together a bench and father changed oil in tractor and got one of our generators running.
And also about the couple who stayed here while Len was hospitalized and I stayed with him. They cooked for us, fed the ducks, tended to Biscuit and repaired a shop window that was broken.
Most recently this couple asked to help. Along with helping me spray algae on the pond he changed out our porch light.
We have an ongoing project at this time. A couple of NOMADS friends are doing much needed renovations to our mower shed. More on that in my next blog.
To all who have graciously helped..... we thank you. We feel overwhelmed at the generosity of friends and family and to those people that have come into our lives for a brief period of time but have left a loving memory.