What to say, but thank you?

@arkaf61 (10881)
Canada
July 18, 2008 12:38am CST
I have been blessed with wonderful friends. Not a huge list, but the ones I have are good friends. It counteracts our bad luck streak :) This couple has been our friend for about 20 years. ANd throughout all those years they have showed many times how nice it is to have real friends. A nice word, picking me up at a time where I was hurt and lost and showing up with a rose together with a heartfelt hug... small and big things here and there that sometimes make me feel guilty that maybe I haven't been as good friend to them as they have been to me. But, as she sometimes reminds me, we do what we can, often they can do more, but I've been there for them too. On tuesday I woke up really early in the morning with the phone ringing. I was still half a sleep and not in a good mood to deal with the telemarketer on the other end and I guess I didn't pay attention when I ( thought) I ended the call and hid the phone under a bunch of pillows so it wouldn't wake me up again LOL. Quite a few hours later I was cleaning up and found the phone so I put it back for charging. As soon as I did it started ringing. It was our friend. The first thing I heard was " Finally!" I didn't understand until he told me they had both been trying to call me for quite some time, but it was always busy. Being half a sleep earlier I hadn't hang up the phone properly. THen he told me they had won a dishwasher and did I want their portable one. Did I? Of course I did, I guess I have expressed in here several times how much I miss my dishwasher LOL The thing is they had just bought it in May. THey could sell it for a nice price. " I didn't ask if you wanted us to sell it or not - he said - I just asked if you want it" He sometimes sounds a bit harsh but he's the gentlest person I know:)" But you guys can bring some beer over when you come to pick it up " They had already installed the one that they won which is a built in and taken the old one to the garage for us to pick up. And that's how I came to own a brand new portable dishwasher. It was so nice of them. THey know our life has been a bit complicated for some time and that money is not abundant and decided to give it to us instead of making good money selling it. Are you also blessed with wonderful friends?
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I had to laugh when I read you had stuffed the phone under your pillow to stifle it.... Gosh I do that so very often. Especially when I am trying to rest from a headache or lack of sleep to begin with... What a wonderful surprise to have a new dishwasher. Sometimes life throws us a round ball instead of hitting us with a square :)))) yes I am bless in my life as well. Family. friends. it does not get any better than that.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
It really doesn't. I sometimes complain that my luck is rotten, but then again it's wonderful where it comes to friends and family - some family LOL I love it when life bats at us with a sore shoulder. It intends to smack us on the head and ends up doing something nice for a change hehehehe
@GardenGerty (118072)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Yes, I am, and sometimes I get to repay them for the friendships they have shown to me. It goes both ways, if you are friends long enough.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
It is so true. It doesn't have to be repaid in the exact some way, some of us can be there in some ways and others in other ways. But the wonderful thing is that when we are able to do something we are not even thinking about payment, we are just wanting to do something for someone we care about.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 08
Hi Twin I am glad that you are blessed with such good Friends But I don't think you wanted the Pets that came with it lol sorry but that really tickled me Hugs
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
Hehehehehehehehe I know... It really scared me and then to find out my own ignorance... LOL
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Yes, and I am also blessed with a wonderful dishwasher. Sometimes I think of my appliances as friends, too, because they, too, are helpful. Congratulations. Everyone should have at least one dishwasher.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
Appliances are definitely friends :):):) I got my other dishwasher when I had no idea of how bad our cabinets and specially counter top was. But when we were all ready to set it up we realized we couldn't screw anything on that counter top. It won't take any screws the way it is. SO until we can get the whole thing replaced the machine has been in storage. I think by the time we can the machine will be obsolete already LOL As for friends, I do have wonderful ones. Specifically two in here and two back home. I might not be lucky in other things, but in that sense I am :)