No, not the BIG questions (sorry for the teaser), but the everyday questions that people in our situation field from caring friends and family.
“What can I do?”
“How can we help?”
I’m probably not the only person who cannot answer such queries on-the-spot. It is all so overwhelming that it is hard to think of specifics when those questions come up. I was musing about this the other day and the thought occurred to me that there ought to be a registry – like a bridal or baby shower registry – that people can go to and see a list of what is needed and then match their own set of resources to something on the inventory. A Help Registry.
So I made a list this morning, and I thought that that by posting it here, anyone who is in our area and has the inclination could take a look and get a better answer than my usual “Oh, we’re fine, thank you though…” Because, to be truthful, a helping hand now and then would be a huge stress reliever, and we could bless each other in the process. Therefore, for those in the vicinity, and in no particular order, here it is:
- Take non-curb items and shredding to recycling center
- Pick up/drop off donations
- Yard work (weeding, trimming/pruning)
- Garden tool sharpening
- Masonry repair on Bilco doors
- Help with putting on a yard sale
- Let me give you some kefir grains (comes with personal tutorial on making your own kefir)
- Sheetrock finishing (mudding/taping/sanding)
- Check out lawn mower before winter storage and snow blower before winter use
- Minor carpentry
- Stain back deck (really small back deck 🙂 )
- Lunch together
We have been blessed this past year with the generosity of so many. I hope this is helpful for anyone who has been wondering about a way to lend a hand.
Humbly and gratefully yours,
I have been following this heartbreaking situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sandy’s strong faith and determination is inspiring. You both have beautiful souls and unconditional love for each other. We would like to help in a small way. My husband is a carpenter and is willing to do the light carpentry work.
I would love to help you with the yard sale, and so do Jessie and Randy. Think I’m qualified? Love you XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX…
We can definitely help with a lot of this stuff! Chris and I will do one of the outdoor projects this weekend. And Ridge and I can do numbers 1, 2 & 12 on Wednesday and/or Thursday! I will text you in the AM. 😘