Friday, October 24, 2008

wonderful people

A few days ago, I was looking at our wood pile and thinking how low it got so fast. Yes, the one we just stacked is almost gone. It is amazing how fast wood goes when it is your only source of heat. I have been incredibly worried about the lack of wood here, it gets very, very cold in our house. With Scott in training for another month our outlook for getting wood seemed very bad.

On a whim, I decided to post our need in the wanted ads of Craigslist. A few days later (also known as yesterday) a man called us back. He is willing to trade us wood for some yard work and can give Scott some on the side business. I am so excited!! Today they brought over a load of wood. It is HUGE! We received, free of charge, about a half a cord of wood. Next week I am headed over to their house to do some yard work for the wife. She was injured recently and is unable to do it. After talking to her today, I found out she and her husband are from the California High Desert and moved to Washington the same time we did but under far worse circumstances. They were homeless and had no other option. They were unable to find work in California and now they own a business together and have a beautiful home after only two years. They saw our ad and felt like they "just had to help." We are so thankful and a lot warmer because of it. I can't wait to return the favor next week. I feel like maybe Grandma had a little something to do with it.

It really does go to show you that if you just put yourself out there more than likely someone else will understand and do what they can do to help.

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