Saturday, 24 September 2011

Friends and Viagra Part 2


A few weeks ago, I received a text from my friend faye. She is very much a ‘no frills’ person who says what she means and means what she says.
The text message said ‘Don’t start asking silly questions, I just need your neighbours number’. I replied ‘As long as you don’t do anything silly, her number is ******’, she replied back ‘You daft old bat, I am hardly going to land a plane on your roof!’, and that was it, I told my neighbour to expect a call from a mad woman, wondered what was going on, but I just couldn’t guess at all why on earth she would want to speak to my neighbour!
With so much else going, I didn’t think about it very much apart from an occasional passing thought.

Yesterday, I was out working, and I was trying to get finished in time to meet with Steph from school. I got a text from Ady asking me to ring him. I thought to myself ‘I hope he hasn’t had an explosion and pissed all over my new settee!’
I rang him and he told me there was a lady at our door with a load of logs to deliver. He was very confused because neither he nor I had ordered any. The lady said, “Oh I know you haven’t, these are with love from Sue in Devon”
“Bloody hell” Ady said, “Have you come all the way from Devon with all these logs?”
“Oh no” she laughed “I got a letter from Sue asking me to deliver you some logs, I am local”

I was listening to all this on the phone and Ady asked me if I knew anyone called ‘Sue from Devon’ “Yes!” I said, “That is Sue **** from Devon...she is my friend from the forum, we met up and had lunch once a few years ago...Bloody hell, she must have ordered us some logs, what a lovely thing to do!!”

Ady used to think that my internet friends were a bit mental...not any more now...
I got off the phone to Ady and drove to meet Steph. The sun was shining, Ady was at home, piss bag in one hand, log in the other, showing the lady how to stack them so they don’t look like a pyramid, and I had the biggest smile on my face thinking to myself, ‘what a bloody lovely thing to do....really really lovely.
We might have cancer in this house, doing its best to piss us off, but how can you be, when friends do such huge acts of kindness!

When I got home, I saw all the logs, there is a mixture of ash, oak and silver birch..perfect for a nice warm fire!
I rang Sue immediately to thank her and she said she was glad it had made us so happy. She was going to send some flowers, but thought they wouldn’t be much use in times like these and something more practical was needed.
Ady completely agreed and is absolutely chuffed to bits...Ady is not someone who is often chuffed, but he keeps walking outside to check on his logs with a big chuffed smile J
I asked Sue if it was OK for me to blog about it because this is a blogging event! She wasn’t too sure and felt a bit embarrassed but agreed in the end when I promised to put some pictures of the logs on.

I was thinking later that day, and then the text message from Faye all made sense. Sue had asked Faye to find out if we had a log store. She asked Mary, who has been to my house and she didn’t know and couldn’t remember, so the only thing she could do was to ask my neighbour and also see if she could take delivery if we were out.

There are such nice people in this world!!

Thank you Sue from Devon xxxxx

6 comments:

  1. Warms the cockles of your heart, it does!!

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  2. What an absolutely lovely thing to do!

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  3. Makes me smile, sue is practical & right what good are flowers?
    There are nice people in this crazy world xx

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  4. i'm still working on getting you a Plane ;-)

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  5. What a lovely friend:-) brought tears to me eyes..

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