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Sigh of relief

on November 10, 2015

I have mentioned Dina before (my decluttering friend) and, more recently, Dan (my vegetable garden artist). Well, yesterday they both happened to be here at the same time. Dina was here in the house with me, helping me with a huge pile of filing, and Dan was outside, replenishing the crop of vegetables that had been eaten by rabbits.

The other people who were here were the guys (Eric and Aaron) who I’d employed to rabbit-proof the fence around the vegetable garden and they are doing a marvellous job! I think you have to be Australian to realise what a curse to crops rabbits are. Anyway these guys have dug trenches deep enough to put steel mesh underneath the ground to stop the scoundrels from getting in and eating my carrots etc.

The ‘sigh of relief’ title of this post is just to do with knowing that these are people I can call on, professionally and, sometimes, personally.

And Chris, my computer guru, has helped me solve my cursor acrobatics since getting the new modem – sigh. I have, once again, found it impossible (except via phone) to access the internet.

Dina visited Anthony the other day and helped him with his lunch. He asked for me but she explained that she was there instead of me (this is what my mother does. Then he said to her, as if he were in a restaurant,

“This is only the second time I have been here.”

When Dina told me this I had such a sad chuckle because Anthony has now been in the nursing home for nearly four years.

13 responses to “Sigh of relief

  1. Anthony’s comment is filled with poignancy and I am filled with gratitude that you have people helping you who do such a great job!


  2. susanpoozan says:

    It is nice to know that you have all these efficient, kind people whom you can call on when needed.

  3. Reliable professionals (and friends) are blessings in our lives.

  4. ksbeth says:

    wow, it sounds as if you have a staff. it truly takes a village at times to makes one’s life complete.

  5. I can relate to bunny woes, I have lost many a plant to those pesky rabbits, Jack has done a stand up job in the past of getting rid of a few, if you lived closer, I would offer his services, he’s an excellent hunter. 🙂

  6. Vicki says:

    Sounds like you have a wonderful group of ‘helpers’ in your life and it’s so good to hear (with you now on your own much of the time).

  7. tootlepedal says:

    Even here we know what pests rabbits are. Good luck with your fence.

  8. Yes it is a big sigh of relief when we have people we can call on and they are there when we need them

  9. Luanne says:

    I’m glad you have this help!

  10. What a great community you have Julie.

    And maybe Anthony has only been to that restaurant twice…..if he relates it to how often Dina has been there to help him with his lunch? Maybe?

  11. Lynda says:

    It is so good to know you have reliable workers and friends to help you with your chores.

    I have to say that I was stunned this morning when you said your rabbit proof fencing specialists were named Eric and Aaron. These were my brothers names! Eric is Norse I believe, and Aaron is Jewish. They are not a likely combo. 😀

  12. having people you know you can count on is priceless!! we had a tenant move out and they just destroyed the place. we have friends, who also work for us, and they completely took over and now it has been rented to a family we are sure will treat it like their home. this let us concentrate on what was going on with my illness that had required hospitalization.

    i hope these people really know how they change lives for the better.

    sending you love and big warm hugs!

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