Thursday, December 24, 2009
But then again, I never expected a nasty cold on Christmas Eve...
But, ya take the good with the bad, right?
Things had been slow here. Our prime vehicle had sat for a few days, crippled and unsafe to drive, deliveries were piling up and I really wanted to get these computers delivered by Christmas. Things do work out though if you give them a push from time to time. Rick Meyers stepped up and took four of the computers we had ready and delivered them, I took the three closest to me and prodded the Rodeo to do her duty...
We got caught up...Thanks Rick.
But we still had the pressing matter of not having a reliable way of getting around. Our delivery vehicle was unsafe to drive and we needed a new one. I had put 800.00 dollars down on a rebuilt Jeep Grand Cherokee but we owed 1800 dollars to pick it up. Generous readers had donated 500.00 to the cause but that left us short 1300 bucks.
That's a lot of money when you operate a charity or non profit...at least for us it is.
And then I heard sleigh bells.
Funny thing though...you associate Christmas with snow and cheery fires with ice-glistened trees and heavy coats accompanied by frosty breath.
A far cry from San Diego California where the daytime winter temperature is 65 degrees. Looks like Santa is wintering in San Diego this year. He emailed me a couple days ago and it was a simple one line email.
If 1300 dollars is all that is stopping you from resuming your work after the holidays, I can donate it to you.
How do you reply to something like that? I mean, aside from humble thanks.
"Santa" does not want to be named nor does he want a lot of fanfare around this. He was kind enough to help us with this generous gift at a time when it was needed most and for that I am not only grateful, I am rejuvenated. I want to publicly thank this wonderful person for the Christmas present he left under our tree. It is going to allow us to continue doing what we do.
I also want to publicly thank Andy Krell, Skip Guenter, Tom King and Ron West for the generous donation of their time. Each had volunteered at a moment's notice to deliver or pick up equipment if needed. For that generosity, I thank each of you.
Virginia already knew there was a Santa Claus...
Now I do too
blather and mumbling provided by Ken Starks at 7:47 AM