Friday was one of those bad days. No, I sold a big roof, about 80 squares. It was though Halloween and I wasn't missing the holiday, it's not one of my favorites but, my kids love it and I do miss seeing the smiles and their happiness. Don't worry this isn't one of those sad blogs and it's not about me except for the part that I want to publicly say thanks to a few people.
I got a call from Mary Friday. You know her better as 27Windows. You know the lady that isn't afraid of saying how she feels regardless of how anyone else feels about it. Oh she can get under your skin and I'd be lying if I didn't say that we've gone round and round a few times in e-mails, it doesn’t mean she’s a bad person, but I digress . She called me none the less and the reason she called was to invite me over and share Halloween with her family and watch their youngest trick or treat. I couldn't do it, a 4:00 clock and too much paperwork got in the way, but the thought, the phone call, the offer, meant more than the deed, An act of kindness, to an almost stranger, that words cannot express how nice it made me feel. Mary, I'm sorry I couldn't make it but thank you, the offer made my day!
My 4:00 was just to pick up some paperwork, but as I called to confirm, the homeowner said that she wasn't at the house but she would be there about when I would arrive so would I wait as her husband was also do home and they had some questions. Well, I arrived early and sat by their pool and when the wife arrived she offered that if I helped with the groceries she'd give me a glass of wine. So, as I answered some questions we enjoyed some wine as the husband enjoyed his beer. As we were talking and were discussing the house I'm at and all the guys living there, the husband said, "why not just stay here, we have this big house and would love to have you.” I had to decline as this is the hub of our business but once again I was dumbstruck by the kindness of strangers and what was a day where I was missing home turned into a day where I was reminded that the world is filled with good people and I'm lucky to be able to meet them.