Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Helping a friend... FINISHED !!!

A few posts back I wrote about helping out a friend of ours with a retaining wall...
Well it is done !! It didn't take as long as I thought it would, which is really great ! The finished photos are here under the starting photos.

I have to give my Hubby a great big thank you for helping out yesterday, he worked his butt off for six and a half hours and we almost finished it all off. I went back today to place in the steps, while Sharon back filled the wall.
I also have to give a lot of credit to Sharon, who after working the graveyard shift, worked another three hours back filling her newly installed wall. She is a real hard worker !!
It was such a pleasure to see how delighted Sharon was with how well it went in, especially since I guessed at most of it !! LOL !! Six pallets bought, one unusable block out of the lot ! Not bad ! And I guessed at how many we would need, had two and the broken one left over....THAT is what we call pretty-not-bad !!!So that five-foot slope turned into five more feet of usable yard... I hope her wife Cyndi has a chance to see it before she goes to work tonight, I think she will be just as happy as Sharon !

We haven't teased you for a few days, so here we go...
Today's Prompt tease is FINISH THIS LINE...
You can join in on the fun at http://dodgewrites.blogspot.com/

Sent to me in an email...

I often get E-mails with cute pictures of baby animals or some odd jokes now and then, but this one I thought I would share here because it holds true for me. I love the message here....

This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember. 

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each  morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved  perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. 

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After  many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled  sweetly when told his room was ready. 

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description  of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.  I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just  been presented with a new puppy. 

Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.' 

'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied. 

Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. 

Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. 'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;  I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the  parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful  for the ones that do. 

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life. 

Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. 

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! 

Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.  I am still depositing. 

'Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 

1. Free your heart from hatred. 

2. Free your mind from worries. 

3. Live simply. 

4. Give more. 

5. Expect less. 

from here you are supposed to "send this to seven people and you will receive a miracle today", but I don't do any of that.