8.17.2007

In Which I Wax-Lyrical About the Kindness of "Virtual" Strangers/Friends...

I realize I have been doing a lot of pissing and moaning on this here blog lately. About bastard people, and "whaah!!! poor me. I can't decide what furniture to bring" (whah!!!!)

What these mini-rants and pity parties omit to mention is how much this whole experience is bringing me to a whole new level of appreciation for the innate goodness of most people. You've already heard about the neighbors/dear friends who offered to take the dog for us until the new year, so she would not have to endure several long months of prison doggie quarantine at an undisclosed location... Add to that a slew of offerings to watch the kids, help pack, "whatever we can do to help..."

And then there was Jenny, an American based in the UK, now returning to Wisconsin, who sold me all her electronic goods (including TV--ohthankGOD---DVD player, and Coffee Maker) . When I said "sold," she took it on faith that if she dropped off these items (Spongebob DVD included!) at the house of one of my relatives in the area (after a two hour drive across the North-West of England. Good LORD!) I would then be honest enough to deposit payment into her paypal account. (Which I did). (Honest!)

And then, most gobsmacking, there is this lady, who has been thoroughly, thoroughly exploited by me lately, despite protestations that she enjoys this sort of thing. This woman, who knows about as much about me as you do, has been an amazing source of help lately. She lives in my new neck of the woods, and has been my doppelganger (if you will). Scaling walls of rental properties to ascertain their security levels, sniffing bathrooms to divine for mould, and basically ensuring that we end up in an area where my son can truck around on his bike without me shitting a brick over his safety (because that pretty much sums up our needs right now).

Thank you Lindy. We owe you a shitload of cheezits and our 3rd born. (seriously..)

(consider yourself horribly stalked in about 5 weeks time)

10 comments:

SuzanneSays... said...

When my house burned and we lost nearly everything a year and a half ago, people crawled out of the woodwork to help in every way imaginable. Several of my network marketing business partners organized an international (literally, donations from the U.S., Canada, England, Australia and more) collection and PayPal-ed us money to live on - THE DAY OF the fire. Donations kept coming in up to a month later. I was truly humbled, particularly because I had only ever met a handful of these kind souls face to face.

So, I find it not surprising, but in the same way humbling, that people in the blogging community pull together to help each other, as well.

Further evidence that we are all a part of one another and we each have times of need as well as times we are needed.

Ozma said...

This is so wonderful and inspiring to read. Seriously, I cannot imagine anyone doing this here. I'm grateful to them for not robbing us at gunpoint. Yet! Still, it's nice of them to let us live and everything.

So this really blows me away.

Lindyloo said...

Aaaw shucks! I really DOOO like looking at properties! See ya in 5 weeks!

Lawyer Mama said...

I'm glad to hear you have help. The move you're facing is a daunting one!

NotSoSage said...

I just love that now, when reading your blog, I can hear your voice in my head. Lovely.

And hurrah for "virtual" friends.

doow said...

What wonderful people there are in this world.

Kelly said...

Yay for decent, wonderful, helpful people!

BOSSY said...

You mean to tell Bossy there are actual people out there and not just Blog Commenters? Mde of real flesh and stuff? Wha?

Virtualsprite said...

It is always amazing to me the continual capacity for good there is in this world. I'm so glad that you're getting a piece of it. You deserve it!

neva said...

so... does this mean you're not moving to Connecticut, next door to me?????

goddamn it.

sigh. can i come visit you in your NEW home, someday? i promise i'll still babysit. xox