Is there a God? Is there something in the water up here on Peaks Pike Rd? It’s gotta be something super-natural, because we have some incredibly compassionate folks up here on the hill. Yesterday, as I wrote about in the last blog, our landlord and neighbor Jason came over and helped me build the wheelchair ramp for Ella. Between the porch and a hill, there is about 14 feet of access. The ramp extends out 8 feet from the house and that leaves barely enough room to get the car up to the ramp.
A couple weeks ago we asked a neighbor of ours, who has a tractor, if he’d mind coming over and clearing a little more space so we could fit the car with plenty of room to get the door opened and wheel chair out. We thought we’d be bringing Ella home at the end of January so we’d have plenty of time. But now that those plans changed and Ella is coming home early, we needed this dirt cleared asap.
Tim Weber to the rescue!!
At 8am this morning Tim came over, riding a big ol’ earth mover, and begun clearing some space. Tim is like a surgeon with that tractor, getting up on three wheels, making it look a lot more like fun and not like work at all. But it was work, Tim was out there for 4 hours this morning, donating his services to help our family. Tim and Shauna Weber live up the street in this amazing house. The first time Deb and I drove by I said “A contractor lives there”. Ok, the house is incredible, but maybe the tractor and dump truck were a give away. When I went over and introduced myself to them and asked if they could help us, I got the sense right away that these people were special. They were super nice and offered to help right away. Deb made them one of her awesome persimmon puddings over the holiday, which I’m positive, sealed the deal.
Turns out Tim owns a construction and design company, and as soon I have the website address I will link it here, because after seeing the inside of their house, there is no doubt Tim is one talented guy, and any of you in need of construction and design work, should go to him. Not to mention his exceptional tractor skills! Tim said he and his son Zack, who works with him, are doing a designing and building a big barn for one of our other neighbors. Those cows and horses don’t know how lucky they are, that barn will be a palace after Tim is done with it!
I gifted Tim a couple bottles of wine, told him if he ever needs some free labor to call on me anytime, even if it’s cleaning out septic tanks (although I really should think more about that one).
All of our neighbors up here on Peaks Pike have been so supportive, we can’t wait for them to meet Ella, and get to experience the awesomeness that is her, and finally get to know the little girl they have all been supporting. Different religious beliefs, different political leanings, but all coming together to as a community, to help one another and share in the joy that is our children. My faith in humanity is being restored. Thank you universe, or God, or human nature or whatever is in the water up here on Peaks Pike rd!
Whatever it is I’m drunk with happiness!! Thank you Tim and Shauna Weber, you’re awesome!!!