Before we delve into tonight’s chatter, let’s check out how big Jakey is getting! (If you haven’t been here for awhile – No, Alex and I did not get a third doggie – he’s my mom’s new puppy!)
He’s past the “I-sleep-all-the-time” puppy stage – now he’s got an incredible amount of energy and just goes, goes, goes! Whew, thankfully he doesn’t keep me up every night!
Back on track — In the last two days I have experience two amazing, random acts of kindness that I can’t help but to share with you.
Do you remember when I wrote a post about how we got and then proceeded to get rid of mildew from our carpet? No? Well, check it out here. My main purpose for writing that post was to save at least one poor soul who was frantically searching the internet for ways to save their stanky (yes, I meant to say stanky. so what?) carpet.
We spent FOREVER a long time searching for the miracle answer that would save our carpet. Honestly, neither of us thought it could be saved and we feared we would have to replace our carpet only one year after we installed it.Thankfully, we found that miracle answer with the good people at Bissell and their wonderful Big Green Machine.
About a week after I wrote that post, I received an email from Bissell thanking me for the positive review. Not only was I shocked that I received a heartwarming pat on the back, Jeff (the amazing Bissell guy!) ended his email by wishing Hunter a great recovery from his recent surgery.
Yeah, that happened.
How awesome was that?! If that wasn’t enough, I received an incredibly generous gift from Bissell in the mail yesterday. I’m embarrassed to say, but I’m actually pumped to clean just so I can use my new stuff! We’re also working on getting a giveaway ready for you, the awesome blog readers that you are. Stay tuned for that little baby!
Not only does Bissell make an amazing product that I completely stand behind, their employees are sincere, wonderful individuals.
They made Hunter happy. That’s for sure.
Another GIANT thank you to Bissell for making my day more than once!
Something else wonderful happened. Well, first it was bad… then it was good.
So we’ve got an acre of land to maintain. That, my friends, is a lot of grass.
People are always surprised when I tell them this, but yes, I cut the grass. Definitely not all the time, but when your husband is gone for months at a time, well — someone’s gotta do it… And I sure am not spending good money to have someone else cut my grass when I am perfectly able albeit lazy.
Anywho, yesterday after work I was just puttin’ along cutting the grass when, all of the sudden, a band (I’m not even going to attempt to explain this one) came off and made the lawn mower completely unusable.
I called Alex in a frenzy to get some insight on what the heck just happened. He tried to walk me through putting the band back on, but no dice. It was already getting dark outside (remember how I did this after I got home from work??) and I couldn’t even reach one of the pulley things (very technical here people) much less connect anything to it.
I ended up calling my mom’s boyfriend, Don, who conveniently works on these beasts every day!
When I got home from work today, NOT ONLY was the mower back in mint condition, but the rest of the lawn had been cut for me!!!! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Apparently cutting the grass for me is an instant way to completely make my day. Another big thank you to Don and Stan!
Freshly cut goodness.
How ‘bout that? Two truly random acts of kindness. Anything like this happen to you lately??
(Yes, I do wear Christmas pajama pants all year round. No.big.deal.)
I’m off to bed! We’ve got rain (and maybe hail??) hitting the roof and windows right now beckoning me to listen. You know that’s the absolute best way to fall asleep!
Goodnight my friends!