Friday, 7 October 2016

Friends & Family




With every day that goes by, I'm so grateful for my fantastic friends and family.
At our house, the other side the wall close to the  central heating tank was the remains of a defunct rockery. A big, ugly, scratchy old shrub (last remaining bit) used to attack you every time you went by it. When my nephew came down last week he suggested we removed the shrub and had a bit of a clear-up of the debris and entranklements underneath it.We worked hard, raked it all over and sowed grass seed on it - looking good!
My central heating oil was getting low so a couple of days ago I contacted our local supplier. Had my oil delivered practically straight away. The driver filled the tank up to the top and just as he was winding the reel of hose up, he noticed a crack in the side of the tank which was getting wider by the minute. Noooo! He rang the depot to get someone out with a reserve tank ASAP to pump my tank out again. He asked me for some soap to seal the crack which did actually work and did pretty well stem the flow. By this time, my nephew arrived. Waiting for the driver with the reserve tank seemed to go on forever although in all fairness he did get here as quickly as he could. He soon emptied the ropey tank (breathe out) and hardly any of the oil had escaped.
I had a new tank delivered yesterday, connected up to the heating, filled up with the oil out of the reserve tank and ready to roll. How good is that?
It's so easy to go through a series of 'What if.' What if we hadn't cleared the area by the tank. We wouldn't have been able to access it. What if the driver hadn't said anything. What if the tank had gone in the middle of the night ...... what if .......

 On Monday night, my O/H's long-time friend (both blacksmiths together) and his wife called and presented me with a beautiful metal poppy which he'd made in memory of him. He'd made metal poppies for the blacksmith's convention at Ypress 2016

I love my family and friends and you  too who drop by.
Thank you
Molly x


21 comments:

  1. That is all lovely Molly. I am glad the tank was sorted so helpfully by all concerned and particularly the delivery driver who could have just roared away in his lorry. And the metal poppy is magical and such a lovely gift to you.

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    1. Aw thank you. I really love that poppy and my Central Heating's working like a dream.

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  2. Oh, the poppy is beautiful. Wonderful tribute and gift. I let out a breath of relieve for the end of your story. I have a similar story of the trades taking care of me. But, we're all in this together, aren't we.

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    1. Yes, we are. I'm glad your trades people took care of you too.

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  3. I must file away the soap tip, you never know when that may come in handy! Sometimes small acts of kindness can make such a difference - and thank you for yours, yesterday. The poppy is very special; so are you.xx

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    1. You never know when a bit of soap comes in handy.
      Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  4. Lovelly to hear from you Molly. A metal poppy sounds lovely. I did not know that he was a blacksmith. See you soon!

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    1. Great to hear from you too Tom. Actually you and Rachel are two of my favourite people. When I typed in the word Rachel there was a red wavy line underneath and my spell check suggested the word 'Earache'- No Never - not for me anyway.

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  5. No matter what we hear on media, most people are good, empathic, and kind. I am sure that the love and sweetness that you put out has endeared you, Molly, to so many. Timing is a funny thing and for some reason I only remember the situations when it turned out right. What ifs are often spoken when the result is positive and we let the satisfaction of it be tempered by the negative. Even if the problem hadn't been found then, you would have been OK because you have friends and family that will be at your side to make it better.

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    1. Yes, I can't get over the timing and I'm so grateful for my friends. I hope you've kept safe from Hurricane Matthew.

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  6. Thank goodness none of those "what if's" eventuated. And thank goodness for speedy delivery and hook up of the new tank.

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  7. How lucky that the problem with your tank was spotted in time - lovely to see you the other night and have a chat the poppy is looking good next to your OH memories on the dresser - good shot - see you soon xx

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    1. I really love that poppy. Call by when you're down this end xxx

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  8. Thank go, every thing was sorted out.. luckily the delivery guy noticed the crack.. Love the picture..
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  9. Dearest Molly,
    I'm sorry I didn't know. Bless you dear friend, bless you.

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  10. Dearest Molly,
    I'm sorry I didn't know. Bless you dear friend, bless you.

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  11. Hi Molly,family and friends are like angels,very special.

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  12. Hi Molly,family and friends are like angels,very special.

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  13. The poppy is beautiful and meaningful. I'm glad that the delivery man was able do something about the crack in the tank and the situation got sorted out quickly. Such supportive people, family and friends are much appreciated and I'm thankful that they're there for you too. Bless you Molly.

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